Many thanks to our CRE, Mrs. Sallie Kabash, Barbara Mattone, the parish staff, Mike Feerst, Matt Butler and Mr. Beluzzi for coordination such a successful Confirmation Retreat experience for the parish youth who were confirmed last month. Special thanks go to the youth of our retreat team for not only volunteering their time, but sharing their faith.
Several years ago, we made the decision to defer the Sacrament of Confirmation until 8th grade when the children could reaffirm their faith in a more mature spirit and moved to a two year preparation process during 7th and 8th grade school year. Recently the Diocese has made the 8th grade the minimum age for confirmation, so our program is already in place!
Here's a link to The Monitor article about the retreat at Holy Cross Parish.