8th Grade Confirmation

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 k.livaudais@saintfrancisparish.org

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!”


AUTUMN PARENT MEETINGS
Monday, November 16 – during classtime – 4:45pm
Wednesday, November 18 – during classtime – 4:45pm
Sunday, November 22 – during classtime – 10:30am

CONFIRMATION – Saturday, April 17, 10am & 2pm
Rehearsals – Friday, April 16, 5pm & 7pm
** subject to change depending on the Covid restrictions at the time
Bishop Burbidge will confer the Sacrament of Confirmation

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.

A reception will be held for the newly confirmed and their guests following the Confirmation Mass in Our lady of Victory Hall. Confirmandi must wear their robes to the reception! (** subject to change depending on the Covid restrictions at the time)

Confirmation Robes arrive the week before Confirmation. Your son or daughter can pick them up from class, or you can come by the office to pick it up.


RESOURCES

Grades 7 & 8 Confirmation Study Guide

The Catechism Clock

Sponsor Interview

Sample Practice Exam

Answer Sheet

Confirmation Saint Report

Discipleship Log

Discipleship Hours Explanation

Letter to the Pastor

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.

 

 

 

 

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