Our Ember Confirmation program is evolving yet again this year! This year, we'll continue the pattern of meeting every other week, but all of our First Year students and Second Year students will meet together. We will meet–roughly–on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. There are a few variations so please pay close attention to the calendar once it is released with the Parent Packet. Our first meeting of the month will be similar to what many experienced last year during regular Ember nights, but our second meeting of the month will be more specifically “Ember: Fireside Chats” which will be more casual and an opportunity for students to discuss and ask questions about what they’ve been learning.
This year we'll continue to integrate online work through the requirement of our “50 Truths” video series being completed on Google Classroom on the weeks we do not meet in-person. We will provide every student with an @popolathe.org email address to be able to access that Google Classroom which will be given to everyone before the year kicks off.
-1st Year: Choosing a Saint and Sponsor
-2nd Year: Attending an evening retreat listed on the Calendar
-2nd Year: Writing multiple drafts of a Letter to the Presider
-All: Family is registered parishioners of Prince of Peace
-All: Signing and turning in a “Commitment Form” at the beginning of the year
-All: Completion of Stewardship Hours & Reflections written about them
-All: Completion of all 50 Truths videos and reflections assigned
-All: Active participation & regular attendance (only 2 absences allowed per semester)
If these requirements are not met, reception of the Sacrament may be delayed to ensure adequate preparation.
More details and explanations will be shared at our Parent & Student Meeting on September 7th from 6-8pm in the Parish Hall. Please be sure to add this date to your calendar.
More detailed explanations of each requirement will be available on Google Classroom (links below) under the corresponding "Assignment."
Click here to download a full list of In-Person Meeting Dates for this year
Interested in Volunteering with our Ember Confirmation Program?
Join us for our Volunteer Training Session on Wedesday, August 31 from 6-7 PM in the Youth Room!
At Prince of Peace we will offer two different ways to fulfill your Confirmation preparation:
- Ember. Ember is our middle school youth ministry. We start the night with a game, have an engaging message, meet with small groups, and end with prayer. Ember meets on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8PM in the youth room. This ministry is open to all 7th and 8th graders to participate in, including School of Religion students, Prince of Peace School students and those students from within our boundaries. Find details in the section above. Please email Megan for more information before registering for this option.
- Enrollment at Prince of Peace Catholic School. Enrollment at Prince of Peace Catholic School and participation in the school's Religion class fulfills Confirmation preparation for those students’ 7th and 8th grade year.
We take the Confirmation process seriously because it's about becoming adults in the Church. If the requirements listed above are not met, reception of the Sacrament may be delayed to ensure adequate preparation.
Youth Ministry Assistant