Rite of Enrollment
At the 11:00am Mass on September 23, 2012
The Rite of Enrollment is a ceremony in which the Candidates make their official commitment to enter into preparations for the sacrament of Confirmation . Prior to the Rite of Enrollment candidates are asked to seriously and prayerfully think about what will be required of them during this time of preparation.
At the 11:00am Mass on September 23rd, each Candidate will be given a promise form that he/she will sign immediately and will have their parent(s) sign as well. The Candidate will keep the promise form until the ceremony begins after the homily. Candidates will stand and state their names and make their commitment to the requirements of Confirmation.
Priest: Candidates, under the guidance
of Christ, and His church, with the
help of this community
Candidtates: “I AM”
Then the priest will ask you the following questions:
Do you promise to:
· Give evidence of living according to Christ’s teachings? “I DO”
· Participate in the Holy Sacrament of Mass on weekends and Holy Days of Obligation? “I DO”
· Grow in relationship with Jesus Christ through daily prayer? “I DO”
actively in all classes and other activities provided by the Confirmation
· Offer your talents and engage in service to this parish and community? “I DO”
The Candidates will then come forward to the altar and drop off their promise form in the basket and return to their seats and remain standing.
Priest: Dear Candidates, your promises mean that you wish to share your life and hope in Christ. The whole community welcomes you with love and stands ready to help you. May almighty God bless you the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. AMEN.