Confirmation

Class of 2021 - 2022

The Most Reverend Nelson J. Perez will be

conferring the Sacrament of Confirmation on

April 9, 2022


TOP CCD CONFIRMATION PROFICIENCY TEST SCORES

Class of 2021 - 2022

Congratulations!

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 MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS - 2021-2022:

  • Attend Mass regularly
  • Attend religious education (CCD) classes faithfully and on time
  • Submit Confirmation Seminar Registration Form to St. Bede's Office of Religious Education by October 6, 2021
  • Attend the Confirmation Seminar with at least one parent (Option I = (Sunday) October 17, 2021 OR Option II = (Tuesday) October 19, 2021
  • Attend the Mass for the Presentation of Candidates - November 14, 2021 during the 11:00 a.m. Mass 
  • Submit Candidate Profile, Sacramental Fee and Robe Fee to St. Bede's Office of Religious Education by November 17, 2021
  • Submit Sponsor Eligibility Form to St. Bede's Office of Religious Education by December 15, 2021
  • Confirmation Saint Project - Due December 15, 2021
  • Letter to the Bishop - Due January 12, 2022
  • Pass the Confirmation Proficiency Test - Test will be conducted for CCD/PREP candidates during the January 23, 24, and 26, 2022 CCD/PREP sessions
  • Perform a minimum of 20 hours of service - Service Project Booklet due February 10, 2022
  • Participate in Confirmation Retreat - March 20, 2022 (Beginning with 12:30 PM Mass to 5:00 PM)

CONFIRMATION FORMS (not yet updated):  

CONFIRMATION SEMINAR REGISTRATION FORM -
(Click here)  https://s3.amazonaws.com/mychurchwebsite/c5309/confirmation_seminar_registration_form_2020.pdf
 

CONFIRMATION CANDIDATE PROFILE 2020 - 2021 -
(Click here)  https://s3.amazonaws.com/mychurchwebsite/c5309/confirmation_candidate_profile_2020_-_2021.pdf
 

CONFIRMATION SAINT PROJECT DIRECTIONS -
(Click here)  https://s3.amazonaws.com/mychurchwebsite/c5309/confirmation_saint_project.pdf
 

SPONSOR CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY -
(Click here)  https://s3.amazonaws.com/mychurchwebsite/c5309/certificate_of_eligibility.pdf

 

LETTER TO THE BISHOP DIRECTIONS -
(Click here)  https://s3.amazonaws.com/mychurchwebsite/c5309/format_for_letter_to_the_bishop_2021.pdf

 

CONFIRMATION SERVICE PROJECT BOOKLET -
(Click here)  https://s3.amazonaws.com/mychurchwebsite/c5309/confirmation_service_project_booklet.pdf

 

CHOOSING A CONFIRMATION NAME INFORMATION
(Click here)  https://s3.amazonaws.com/mychurchwebsite/c5309/choosing_a_confirmation_name.pdf


SPONSORS - 2021-2022:

A sponsor for Confirmation is a public role in the Church.  Before selecting a sponsor, the Confirmation candidate and their parents should reflect on whether the person you are considering meets the requirements.  Family members sometimes feel compelled to ask someone because of tradition or other obligations, unaware that the proposed sponsor no longer practices the Catholic faith.

Remember the issue here for a person who is taking a public role in the Church is not simply whether the sponsor is a good-living person with high values.  That is presumed.  No, it is much more.  Does the sponsor you are considering practice the Catholic faith in accordance with these basic requirements:

  • At least 16 years of age and fully initiated in the Catholic Church, having received the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Communion
  • Attends Mass regularly on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation
  • Sincerely strives to follow the moral teachings of the Catholic Church
  • Was married in the Catholic Church (or with appropriate dispensation).  If single, is living a chaste life and not cohabitating with another person

In the event that the person you are considering to be the sponsor does not fufill these requirements, you could possibly discuss this matter with them.  An invitation to be a sponsor can be a "graced moment," inviting a family member or friend to turn again to Jesus Christ through the Catholic Church.

PLEASE NOTE THAT A PARENT CANNOT BE A SPONSOR FOR THEIR CHILD.


CONFIRMATION LITURGY ASSIGNMENTS - 2021-2022:

10:00 a.m. Mass = All St. Katharine Drexel School (SKD) Candidates and CCD/PREP Candidates with last names beginning with A thru Go (alpha order)

2:00 p.m. Mass =  CCD/PREP Candidates with last names beginning with Gr thru Z (alpha order)

Guidelines concerning "guests" at each Mass are currently being finalized.

CONFIRMATION PRACTICE SESSIONS:
If practice sessions are needed, information will be provided via email to all Candidates' families.


CONFIRMATION LITURGY REMINDERS - 2021-2022:

All candidates need to keep their forehead clear for the anointing.

ATTIRE:
Girls, please wear a dress (moderate length) under your robe.  No jeans, sneakers or flip-flops.  Please wear sensible shoes.  Please do not wear heavy make-up or extravagant hair styles.  Small earrings may be worn.
Boys, wear a white shirt and tie (red or black would be nice) along with dress pants.  Jeans and sneakers are not permitted.  Earrings are not permitted.  Hair should be neatly combed.

 

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