Confirmation Preparation Year Two
And I will ask the Father and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always, the Spirit of Truth, which the world cannot accept, because it neither sees nor knows it. But you know it, because it remains with you, and will be in you,” John 14:16-17.
Preparation for Confirmation is strictly a two-year program beginning in the 7th grade. 8th graders who were not enrolled in a 7th grade class cannot jump into 8th grade. Please contact Kim Livaudais, Director of Religious Education at email@example.com
The requirements for receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation include satisfactory class attendance, meeting attendance, retreat participation, successful completion of the Confirmation interview and preparatory materials, and completion of twenty hours of service. These requirements will aid each candidate to receive the Holy Spirit with openness, docility, and enthusiasm.
“O Infinite Love, I love Thee; do Thou confirm and increase my love!”
CONFIRMATION – NEW INFORMATION!! Friday, April 16, 7pm; Saturday, April 17, 11am & 2pm
Just added – Saturday, April 24, 11am MASKS REQUIRED – if you wish to attend this Mass, please contact the RE office.
Rehearsals – one hour previous to Mass time for candidates and sponsors only
Father Gould will be the celebrant of the Confirmation Mass and Bishop Burbidge has delegated the authority for him to confirm our candidates.
Number of Attendees: Each family will have a pew reserved. The candidate and sponsor will sit at the end of their family’s pew. Approximately 8-9 adults can comfortably sit in each pew. Every other pew in the sanctuary has been roped off for safe social distancing. If you have not done so, email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know how many family members plan to sit together at Mass (including the Confirmation candidate and sponsor).
Please visit SIGNUP GENIUS to reserve your family’s Mass Time and pew.
The dress code for Confirmation is as follows:
The candidates will wear red Confirmation robes.
Guys wear dress slacks or khakis, collared shirts, and a tie, and dress shoes. No sneakers or flip flops. A jacket is not to be worn under the robe.
Girls wear a skirt, dress or dress pants.NO LOW CUT, STRAPLESS, OR SPAGHETTI STRAPS OR MINI SKIRTS. Closed toe shoes are preferable, but opened toe dress shoes are allowed. No sandals or flip flops.
As of this time, there will be no receptions due to COVID.
Confirmation Robes arrive the week before Confirmation. You will get an when they arrive. Your son or daughter can pick them up from class, or you can come by the office to pick it up.
Confirmation Sponsor Eligibility Form
NOTE: If your Confirmation sponsor is a registered member of Saint Francis de Sales, and meets the qualifications of a sponsor, you will need to fill out the Sponsor Eligibility Form, bring it to the Parish Office for the pastor to sign and seal. Ineligible people will not be approved to be a sponsor.
All sponsors from other parishes need to fill out our form, present it to their pastor and have it signed and sealed and returned to the RE office by February 1.