Confirmation 2020

Opportunities for parish service hours can be found HERE

Dear Confirmandi and Parents,

This is a very exciting time for you who are receiving Confirmation and for your parents. Up to this point your parents made the decisions regarding your faith. As you prepare for Confirmation you are preparing to make adult decisions regarding your own faith.

There are many parts in preparing for Confirmation; learning more about your faith, learning more about the life of Jesus, learning more about your Church and learning more about the people who helped make the Church what it is.

Another very important part of preparation for Confirmation is our service to others; how we reach out to others in need, how we take an active part in the life of our parish and our Church. This parish requests 25 Service Hours beginning in 7th Grade and ending before Confirmation in 8th Grade.

In discussion with the Director of Religious Education and priests of the parish 15 Service Hours would be community based and 10 service hours will be parish based. What that means is taking an active role in the life of the parish and parish liturgies.

 

 

*you may do all parish hours within the participation of mass-but the required about is 3 mass hours.

*Being an aide at the Religious Education classes will fulfill your community service hours plus 7 parish hours. At times you may be able to fulfill your mass hours during CCD events.

*Altar serving for individual class masses give 30 minutes of service hours

I would like to leave you with this quote from Matthew 25:40 And the King will answer, “In truth I tell you, in so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did it to me.”

If you have any questions, please contact Tammy Sablom 732-449-4424 Ex305


For the past seven years your children have been learning and preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation. They will now be entering into the immediate preparation phase, which begins in the year prior to the reception of Confirmation. Below please find the paper work necessary to begin the application for the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Other required forms included:

  • Baptismal Certificate (if not on file with the CCD Office)
  • Certificate of Sponsor Eligibility with Raised Seal -this is the responsibility of Sponsor and is obtained from their parish
  • Sponsor needs to be 16 years of age and confirmed, parents are not eligible to be their child’s sponsor.
  • Confirmation Fee- $75 (includes materials, confession, retreat, etc.)

All forms are due on or before: June 14, 2019

Service hours (25 hours) are to be completed by April 5, 2020


Important Dates

Retreat:

Location and Time TBA; hosted by Net Ministries

  1. Includes Dinner ( if you have allergies please contact the Religious Ed office)
  2. Comfortable but appropriate attire
Confession:  TBA

St. Catharine School Students: during school hours

Religious Education (CCD): 7:00PM at St. Catharine School

Rehearsal: TBA

St. Catharine School:  St. Margaret Church Time TBA

Religious Education (CCD): St. Margaret Church Time TBA

Confirmation: Friday TBA

St. Catharine School: St. Margaret Church Time TBA

Religious Education: St. Margaret Church Time TBA


Forms

Application for Confirmation (PDF)

Service Log (PDF)

Confirmation Service Pledge (PDF)

Choosing a Confirmation Name (PDF)

Confirmation Name Report (PDF)

Community Service Suggestions (PDF)

Letter to Confirmation Parents (PDF)