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Confirmation

CONFIRMATION 2020

Confirmation will be celebrated for St. Bede's seventh graders on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. by the Most Reverend Michael J. Fitzgerald (Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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 14, 2019
  • Attend the Confirmation Seminar with at least one parent (Option I = October 20, 2019 (1:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.)  OR (Option II = October 23, 2019 (5:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
  • Attend the Mass for the Presentation of Candidates - November 3, 2019 - 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 11, 2019
  • Submit Sponsor Eligibility Form to St. Bede's Office of Religious Education by December 16, 2019
  • Confirmation Saint Project - Due December 16, 2019
  • Letter to the Bishop - Due January 6, 2020
  • Pass the Confirmation Proficiency Test - Test will be conducted for CCD candidates during the January 26 & 27, 2020 CCD sessions
  • Perform a minimum of 20 hours of service - Service Project Booklet due February 4, 2020
  • Attend Confirmation Retreat - February 23, 2020 (Beginning with 12:30 p.m. Mass to 5:00 p.m.)

CONFIRMATION FORMS:

CONFIRMATION SEMINAR REGISTRATION FORM
(Click here)  https://s3.amazonaws.com/mychurchwebsite/c5309/confirmation_seminar_registration_form_2019_1.pdf

CONFIRMATION CANDIDATE PROFILE 2019 - 2020
(Click here) https://s3.amazonaws.com/mychurchwebsite/c5309/confirmation_candidate_profile_2019_-_2020.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_2020.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

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.

CONFIRMATION SPONSOR ELIGIBILITY FORMS ARE DUE TO ST. BEDE'S OFFICE OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION BY DECEMBER 16, 2019

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TENTATIVE CONFIRMATION LITURGY ASSIGNMENTS (Subject to change):

10:00 a.m. Mass = St. Katharine Drexel School Candidates, Sunday Session CCD Candidates, RCIA Candidates & Grade Level Exception Candidates

2:00 p.m. Mass =  Monday Afternoon and Evening Session CCD Candidates

 

TENTATIVE CONFIRMATION PRACTICE SESSIONS (Subject to change):
(Note:  The practice session needs to match the assigned Confirmation Mass time)

(Wednesday) March 11, 2020 beginning in the cafeteria and ending in the church (5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.) for the 10:00 a.m. Mass

(Thursday) March 12, 2020 beginning in the cafeteria and ending in the church
(5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.) for the 2:00 p.m. Mass

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CONFIRMATION LITURGY REMINDERS:

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.

 


Top Ten CCD Confirmation Proficiency Test Scores:

Click here - https://mychurchwebsite.s3.amazonaws.com/c5309/top_ten_ccd_confirmation_test_scores_2018.pdf

 

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