Confirmation


Update: 
POSTPONED

Tuesday, March 31

Confirmation @ 7:00pm
at the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus


 


Rehearsal @ 6:00pm on Tuesday, March 31

  • Candidates and Sponsors ONLY - Arrive EARLY to be seated for rehearsal. 
  • Upon arrival please pick up your name tag and cross. Place name tag on left side of your chest and ensure that it is clearly visible.
  • To allow for a seamless and respectful rehearsal for the students and their sponsors, guests will be admitted to the nave once the rehearsal is completed. 

In order to appropriately and fairly utilize the church space, this will be a ticketed event. Each candidate will receive six tickets per family. Candidates and sponsors do NOT need a ticket. Tickets will be distributed the week of March 9.

There may be additional tickets available for those who are in need of more tickets, but we cannot guarantee that. Any extra tickets will be handed out on a first come, first serve basis. If you know that you will not need all of your tickets, we ask that you please let us know, so we can make extra tickets available to other families. 

 THE MASS

Confirmation takes place in the context of the celebration of Holy Mass together with our Bishop. There are two additional parts of this Mass that will take place which will be special for our Confirmation Candidates! They are:

RENEWAL OF BAPTISMAL PROMISES
At Baptism, our parents made our Baptismal promises for us, since we couldn’t make them for ourselves. Confirmation completes our Baptism, together will all the confirmadi you will renew your Baptismal promises yourself, which will happen in the following way…
Bishop: Do you renounce Satan, and all his works, and all his empty show?

Confirmandi: I do!
Bishop: Do you believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth?
Confirmandi: I do!
Bishop: Do you believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was born of the Virgin Mary, suffered death and was buried, rose again from the dead and is seated at the right hand of the Father?
Confirmandi: I do!
Bishop: Do you believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who came upon the Apostles at Pentecost and today is given to you sacramentally in Confirmation?
Confirmandi: I do!
Bishop: Do you believe in the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting?
Confirmandi: I do!
Bishop: This is our faith. This is the faith of the Church. We are proud to profess it in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Confirmandi: Amen!

ANOINTING WITH CHRISM
You approach the Bishop with your sponsor. Bishop will dip his thumb in chrism (i.e. oil), and confirms you with the following words…
Bishop: [Confirmation Name], be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Confirmandi: Amen!
Bishop: Peace be with you.
Confirmandi: And with your Spirit. 


Dress code for candidates and sponsors.

Boys: Dress pants, shirt and tie.
Girls: Dresses, skirts or dress slacks. (Garments must maintain modesty in regard to length of dress or skirt and neckline.)  Ensure hair style does not cover name tag.

Sponsors: Follow the corresponding dress code above. 


Due to time constraints, Bishop Conlon will be leaving immediately following the Confirmation Mass. Photographers will be present to take pictures while the confirmands are being anointed. Photos will be printed and available immediately following the Mass (included in Sacrament fee).

ABSOLUTELY NO PHOTOS will be allowed during the liturgy.  Please ensure all in your party abide by this expectation.

 

 

Important Due Dates

November 18
Sponsor Registration Form
Confirmation Name 

January 6
Registration Form
Saint Report/Presentation

February 3
Stewardship Hour Log
Stewardship Reflection 
Letter to Fr. Bill
Sponsor Conversation

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