Confirmation at Saint Peters!
One8 is the Confirmation Preparation Program at Saint Peter the Apostle Church. This one semester program includes a curriculum that covers the Catechism of the Catholic Church. It meets the guidelines for preparation developed by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Saint Peter’s requests that youth be in at least tenth grade and have a minimum of two years of immediate preparation in the faith. Students who choose to be candidates for Confirmation must attend the One8 program, be enrolled at Catholic parochial school, or be home-schooled for their academic education.
All candidates are required to submit necessary paperwork, and are expected to attend the Confirmation Retreat, complete one service project, and attend and participate in ten religious devotional experiences during their preparation.
The One8 Nights are mandatory for all public school candidates. Additionally, they are highly suggested for all home school and parochial school candidates, as they bring these candidates into community with the greater parish
Candidates for Confirmation do not go through the process alone. In addition to their parents, the primary catechists in their children’s faith lives, there is the One8 CORE, and the candidates’ sponsors. Sponsors should play a big part in walking with the candidate, not only towards the Sacrament of Confirmation, but in the years that follow. For this reason, we encourage the candidate to select their sponsor as early as possible, preferably by the start of their 9th grade year, so that the shared faith journey together might begin. All candidates and their sponsors are asked to attend a Candidate and Sponsor Meeting held in December each year. The meeting is mandatory for all 10th grade candidates, and their sponsors are asked to attend.
Please contact Catherine Imholte by phone: 301-898-5111 x17 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.