Confirmation - 8th Grade
Our Confirmation candidates prepare for this Sacrament over a two year timeline. This is a class dedicated to delving into our students personal faith journeys. They learn about our church history and how they are a part of the universal church. They are encouraged to try different acts of service for the greater community in order to find their niche in the scheme of what they would like to do with their lives. They learn to work together as a group…as a community of teenagers…a part of the St. Rita Parish community…the Diocese of Lansing community and the world church that spans the globe.
We hold annual retreats for students participating in First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion or Confirmation. We also have Advent and Lent Retreats. These retreat days are geared to teach the parents and children about a particular sacrament or holy day and to build their faith community here at St. Rita.
As stewards of the Catholic Faith the children participate weekly in the following service projects:
Confirmation is held every year at St. Rita for students in 8th grade. The series, "Chosen: This is your Catholic Faith" is incorporated into the curriculum to help students connect with: