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3/1 Confirmation Prep & 3/4 RETREAT Reminders

Hello Confirmation Families,


Reminders for this week!


Wednesday, March 1 Confirmation Prep Session @ 6:00 – 7:30 pm in the Parish Office Building.

Green Retreat Permission Form- Due Wednesday, March 1. If you have not already done so, please fill out and bring to the session! Your child will not be able to attend without it!


Saturday, March 4 Confirmation Retreat - 10 am -4 pm (Candidates Only) Holy Trinity Parish Center, 1 St. Marie Lane Cohoes, NY

4 pm Closing Mass at Holy Trinity Church for Candidates & Families. Sponsors are also welcome! *Parent(s), please go to Holy Trinity Church for Mass


Retreat Details:

-We will be going  outdoors once or twice for certain activities (fun and games), unless the weather does not permit it. Please wear comfortable shoes/cool weather clothing is advisable.


-Candidates should arrive not later than 9:55 am so we can begin the retreat at 10 am. Everyone should use the front door at the Holy Trinity Parish Center at 1 St. Marie Lane (handicap ramp).


- Snacks and Lunch will be provided


Also! Candidates:  remember your assignment From Mr. Fanning:

“It was great to be with you on 2/15 and I look forward to our upcoming discussion about your questions for (& about) God. A reminder of your commitment... your CHOICE to listen to God's VOICE: 10 minutes every day throughout all of Lent. What to do in that time? Talk WITH God. I like to think of 3 A's:

  • Appreciate: thank God for some of the blessings in your life. (It may help to think of 1 person or experience at a time. For example, thank God for a parent / family member / friend - perhaps get specific. I'm thankful to have a little brother who tells his little 2 year old that he can come visit and drive ATVs w/ his uncle. I'm thankful that a good friend hosts a Super bowl party and has lots of ribs, wings, ridiculously delicious)
  • Assess: talk w/ God about your good (and not so good) thoughts and choices. Apologize for the things that you (and He) know you need to work on.
  • Ask: ask God for help, ask for God to help people in your life, bring your questions to God. This might be where you read something from the Bible and talk w/ God about it. Ask God what He wants you to notice in this week's Gospel. For 2/19, I notice: "Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you." I could talk w/ God for a while about people who He might want me loving and praying for here!

Jesus never bored anyone. Your 10 minutes should not be boring!

Maybe bring this short 94 second video clip to your 10 minutes: https://www.jonathanfanning.com/no-hands

Maybe bring a journal to your 10 minutes or some way to jot down things you noticed or God nudged you to think about during that precious time.

As St. Catherine of Siena said, "Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire!"


Please contact me if you have any questions.


Thank you,



Mary Eaton

Interim Coordinator of Faith Formation and Youth Ministry

Our Lady of Victory

Mission Our Lady of the Snow



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