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Letters inviting 8th graders to begin preparation for Confirmation at weekly PSR sessions and letters inviting 9th graders to continue Confirmation preparation at Sunday monthly sessions were mailed.  Information about our joint kick-off gathering for 9th graders on August 28th with St. Mary's was included.  Registration forms for the high school Confirmation sessions are due by August 19th.


Confirmation Sessions

Confirmation sessions are normally held the first Sunday of every month with the exception of January which will take place on the 8th.  There will be a Kick-off gathering on Sunday, August 28th and an Orientation on Sunday, September 11th.  These will take place at noon after the 11:00 Mass.  Sunday evening sessions begin on October 2nd.  


Questions?  Contact Laura Ruque  440-257-6988,  lauraruque@stbedementor.  org


Preparation for Confirmation begins in the 8th Grade during PSR sessions held on Tuesday evenings from September to May from 7:45-9:00 pm.  Preparation continues for ninth graders with monthly meetings held on Sunday evenings at St. Bede's in the Youth Ministry Room of the Church; a retreat day is also a part of the program. Prospective candidates must be baptized and have received their First Communion.  Letters of invitation will be sent in the summer to both eighth and ninth graders.  High school students in grades10-12 are also welcome to take part in this program.  Confirmation is usually celebrated in the spring.  The aim of the Confirmation Program is to lead the young people to a deeper relationship with Christ in the Holy Spirit and a stronger experience of parish community.


The Diocese of Cleveland has recently created a plan to consolidate the number of Confirmation celebrations by scheduling parishes together in close prozimity for a combined celebration of Confirmation.  St. Bede's has been paired with St. Mary of the Assumption, and Confirmation will be celebrated at St. Mary's since it is a much larger church and can accomodate both groups.


The Confirmation Team assists in the formation of our teen candidates for this sacrament. Contact Laura Ruque. 257-5544 or