Confirmation

  • While Confirmation is a distinct and complete sacrament in its own right, its purpose is to perfect in us that which was begun in Baptism.   Just as bodies and minds grow, Catholics believe that the soul also needs to grow in the life of grace. The Sacrament of Confirmation builds on the Sacraments of Baptism, Penance, and Holy Communion, completing the process of initiation into the Catholic Church.


    Confirmation Preparation

    The Confirmation Preparation program is a two-year process, taking place in Grade 9 and Grade 10, with reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation in spring of Grade 10.   Students who attend Catholic schools are only required to participate in the Grade 10 program.  

    The Confirmation program encourages candidates to more fully discover their faith through God and focuses on the importance of growing and sharing that faith within their family and community.  By attending Mass and making time for prayer and volunteer service, our young adults are strengthened in their spiritual development and their personal commitment to their Roman Catholic faith.

    Classes are held in the lower Church Hall and the chapel on Sunday afternoon/evenings at dates to be determined.  (See the Religious Education tab for a schedule of the 2019-20 classes.)   If you would like to register your son or daughter for our Confirmation Preparation program, please call Jaclyn Meehan at 781-665-0152, ext. 22 or email her at stmarysyouthformation@gmail.com

    Opportunities for Adult Volunteers:

    Class Leader - Provide guidance, focus, and faith sharing with the candidates in a small group discussion format as the group leader. Materials and class topics are provided in advance. Retreat group leaders simply share in the days' retreat activities with a small group (no more than six) candidates. 

    Qualifications:

    CORI screened, Confirmed Catholic who is active in the Roman Catholic faith. The volunteer must have a willingness to openly share his/her faith and how that faith makes a difference in the volunteer's life. It is important that the small group leader and does not simply facilitate. Understanding of the ups and downs of small group work with teenagers and the willingness and the ability to facilitate group discussion. 

    To learn more about the Confirmation Preparation ministry, please contact Jaclyn Meehan at 781-665-0152, ext. 22 or email her at stmarysyouthformation@gmail.com