Dear Families of Confirmation Candidates:
Thank you so much for your patience and understanding with the postponement of the Confirmation Mass during this COVID-19 crisis. We are excited to share with you that Confirmation celebrations are now permitted. Bishop Robert J. Fisher will be the main celebrant of the Confirmation Mass. In light of that, we have scheduled a Confirmation Mass for Saturday August 29 at 1:00 p.m. and invite you to register for that Mass via the Sign-Up Genius below. Included on the sign-up page is a line for how many people you would like to attend (up to 8). Even though a maximum of five will be allowed at this time (the candidate and his/her sponsor and three others) due to distancing requirements, depending on how many end up registering to be confirmed, we may be able to accommodate a few more. The celebration will be livestreamed so that all who cannot physically be present will be able to share in this important event.
We realize that not all are yet comfortable gathering for worship and that the schedule might not work for everyone. Depending on the response, we will either schedule another celebration in the fall for those unable to make the August 29th Confirmation Mass or invite candidates to be part of the Spring 2021 Confirmations.
In the meantime, please try to plan on celebrating Confirmation with us on Saturday August 29th and let the sponsors know that date as well. Use the link provided to register. In order to let families know how many can be present, we need to have a firm commitment from you no later than Friday, August 14th. You can reach that link from our stregis.org website as well.
Sign Up Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B48ACAA2AA31-confirmation5
Please remember that all who will be attending must wear facial coverings and maintain proper social distancing. There will not be a Confirmation rehearsal, so more information will be coming your way, once we know who plans to be here. We ask that no pictures be taken while in the church itself, and so we recommend that you take pictures before and after, outside or at home.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Theresa Skwara, Director of Faith Formation at Theresa.Skwara@stregis.org or 248-646-2686 ext. 5037.
Fr. David Buersmeyer, Pastor Ms. Theresa Skwara, Director of Faith Formation