Doing Confirmations with Shelburne’s Youth

by Carlo Cabanilla

by Carlo Cabanilla

Doing Confirmations  in Shelburne, VT the Confirmation class for high school youth uses the Member Mission workbook’s Living the Gospel:  A Guide for Individuals and Small Groups activities as part of the course by using the worksheets to discern a present mission in one of the daily mission fields. Each participant begins to fill out a worksheet at home in discussion with his/her parents. These home discussions are the pastor’s way to communicate with the parents that the focus of the course is on living out their baptismal promises which will be reaffirmed at Confirmation. The Pastor is impressed by the hunger of the young people to articulate their own faith in down-to-earth words.

Photo copyright, Kristi J. Frogtman. Used with permission.

Photo copyright, Kristi J. Frogtman. Used with permission.

Contact Information: A. Wayne Schwab and the Member Mission Network Address: PO Box 628, Hinesburg, VT 05461 Phone: 802-482-7743 Website: www.membermission.org Email: membermission@aol.com

Why baptism and confirmation: everyone seeking baptism or confirmation is joining or reaffirming Jesus’ mission and, therefore, has a right to know how they might live out their promises in their daily mission fields. For infants and young children and their sponsors.