Grade 9 (Confirmation)
ROC (Rite of Confirmation) at St. Mary’s is our Confirmation preparation program. The program is run by our youth minister, JP Manning, and a team of ROC Core volunteers who run small groups, help give teachings, and organize prayer experiences.
ROC uses catechetical teachings, media, prayer opportunities, and small group discussions to teach teens about the Catholic faith and continue their formation into adult Christians. Some of the topics that are covered at ROC nights are personal prayer, the Mass and the Eucharist, morality, the Father, Christmas and the Incarnation, Sainthood, the Theology of the Body, and more.
Our Confirmation program is centered on Jesus in the Eucharist. We try to reinforce the importance of the centrality of the Eucharist in the Catholic faith by strongly encouraging the teens to attend Mass devoutly and by offering opportunities for Eucharistic Adoration.
We meet every other Thursday from 7-830pm in St. Mary’s Life House.
Expectations for the program are:
1. Regular Sunday Mass attendance utilizing our Mass ticket system
2. Attendance at ROC nights on Thursdays and active participation
3. Attending our ROC retreat the October before Confirmation.