Informational Confirmation Meeting on Wednesday, September 28 at 6:30pm for seventh grade students in the Holy Trinity Parish Center.
For those who cannot attend on Wednesday, September 28, another meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 12 at 6:30pm in the Elementary Building Cafeteria.
Confirmation Retreat Permission forms- click here!
Please mark your calendars! Confirmation will be held on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 2:00pm at St. Patrick’s of Merna for ALL eighth grade students. Those being confirmed will meet with Bishop Jenky for an interview at 1:30pm. This is Divine Mercy Sunday, the first Sunday after Easter.
All 8th graders will attend a mandatory Confirmation Retreat on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Davis Lodge in Lake Bloomington. Please mark your calendars for this event!
8th graders- If you have not chosen a sponsor for Confirmation, NOW is the time! Complete the Sponsor Certificate of Eligibility and have your sponsor complete the Letter of Recommendation Form, and return to the Junior High Office by Friday, December 16, 2016.
Click on the following link for both the Certificate of Eligibility and Letter of Recommendation Form: Sponsor Packet
Confirmation Service Hours
Preparations for the Sacrament of Confirmation take place during seventh and eighth grades. All seventh graders are required to do a minimum of 24 service hours for religion class. This is part of their preparation for Confirmation, but also is an excellent practice for any student.
Every Confirmation Candidate must complete 24 service hours, including 6 hours in each of the four following categories: Community, Parish, School, and Home. The first 16 hours must be completed by the end of the second trimester on Friday, February 24, 2017. The remaining 8 hours will need to be completed by Monday, May 1, 2017.
For more information on service hours along with FAQ click here!
A copy of the Service Hour Slips for recording service hours and getting signatures can be downloaded below. Service hour slips should be taken to the event where the candidate volunteers so that a signature from the supervisor can be obtained.
All candidates should keep a record of all of their service hours completed for their own reference. A service hour record log is attached below as well as a sample demonstrating how to fill out the log.
Students will need to fill out their log as they complete service hours. Once they are finished with all of their service hours, they will submit the log and their service hours slips in an envelope with their name on it.
Mass and Spiritual Formation
Families and friends are invited to join us at 2:00 on Wednesday afternoons as we celebrate Mass at Holy Trinity Church. In addition to weekly Mass, students participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation during the seasons of advent and lent. Our junior high students have the opportunity to join our elementary students to celebrate Mass throughout the school year. Our students participate in a variety of ways during Mass. Students who have been trained as altar servers also serve the morning parish Mass and other liturgical celebrations at Holy Trinity Church.
Week of Monday, October 17, 2016
This week we will finish Chapter 4 on loving God and Others. We will be studying the first three Commandments from the Ten Commandments more closely. Make sure to continue studying the Ten Commandments for the test on Chapters 3 & 4. The test will be on Friday, October 28.
For daily assignments, go to the Junior High Homework and look under "Religion."
Week Beginning Monday, October 17, 2016
We will be in the computer lab at the beginning of the week to work on the unity poster project. After we are done in the computer lab, students will have to find time to complete their posters if they did not finish during class time. We will continue with Chapter 3 in the textbook for the remainder of the week. The poster is due Friday, October 28.
For Daily Assignments, go to the Junior High Homework page and look under "Religion."
Week Beginning Monday, October 18, 2016
This week we will be reading Chapter 4. The test is tentatively scheduled for Friday.
For daily assignments, go to the Junior High Homework page and look under "Religion."