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Confirmation 

 

 

 

 

 

Confirmation for New Candidates, Grade 7 and Up

REGISTRATIONS CLOSED. 

Unfortunately, we cannot accept any new registrations until we open registrations again in the Fall.  Please contact us in the Fall for more information.

 

 

What Is Confirmation?

When we were baptized, we were welcomed into the life of the Catholic Community.  We entered into a special relationship with God and the community of believers (the Church).  Since that time, our faith has grown and changed.  When you were baptized your parents spoke and acted on your behalf.  Now as a young adult the invitation is extended to you to continue discovering what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. 

 

In Confirmation, Jesus extends to you a special invitation to share in His friendship, to know Him in a personal way.  He offers to you the gifts of the Holy Spirit so that you may come to enjoy the fruits of the Holy Spirit.

“The fruit of that Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity,

faithfulness, gentleness and self-control,”  (Gal5:22)

 

Make a sincere decision now to experience God’s gift of love for you! 

Learn and experience what being a Roman Catholic is all about!

 

DO YOU HAVE A REAL DESIRE TO BE CONFIRMED?

 

Requirements for Participation in the Confirmation Preparation Program

 

  1. The candidate has been Baptized and has received the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist.
  2. The family is registered as members of St. David’s Parish
  3. The candidate attends a Catholic School or is registered in our Religious Education program for Catholic children attending a Public or Private school.
  4. The candidate has a real desire to receive the sacrament.

C O M M I T M E N T

Preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation is a large commitment that must be a priority for the parents and the candidates.    Full participation is essential. 

The program will be administered online.  It is designed to prepare the candidate for the sacrament in four consecutive lessons.   A final Confirmation test will also be administered online.

 

(Confirmation will be postponed until all requirements are completed.)

 

Requirements for Receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation

The candidate needs to:

 

Participate in service to the parish and wider community.

 

Christian Service

 

As Christians we are called to serve one another.  We are taught that the more we share the more we receive.  Your Confirmation Preparation time is an occasion for you to experience the great joy of giving and serving others.  Candidates are asked to be of service.  The experiences should be balanced between service for others and service with other parishioners and family members.

 

A PARENT’S ROLE

Your child has a great need for growing in their own faith, so as a parent please support your child’s decision regarding this sacrament, but never force it.   Jesus always invites.   He never forces people to follow Him.    You are the primary model of faith for your child.  By having shared conversations about faith, prayer, Church and morality, you help your child grow.   A positive attitude gives your child a greater sense of what it means to be a faith-filled Catholic today.  The candidate’s parents will also have the responsibility of encouraging and monitoring Christian service activities.

 

Choosing a Sponsor

The sponsor represents the larger Church, the entire community of believers.   Each candidate must choose a sponsor.  In choosing a sponsor, please note the following guidelines:

 

It could be the candidate’s Baptismal Godparent, family member, friend, etc. as long as the Sponsor meets the above requirements.  If the Sponsor cannot meet these requirements, they may not be a Sponsor.  The Sponsor should also be available to spend time with the candidate during the preparation process and take part in the celebration of the sacrament.

  • Attend Mass on Saturday evenings or Sundays (or during shutdowns) view it on TV or online.
  • Receive the Sacrament of Confession at least once this year.
  • Participate in Confirmation Meetings, and parish activities in preparation for Confirmation.
  • Attend and successfully complete the Anointed for Mission preparation program for Confirmation.
  • Exhibit a basic knowledge of the faith (The Trinity, Church and Sacraments, Scripture and Gospel Values, Catholic Symbols, Commandments.)
  • Read the Bible, especially the New Testament (Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles).
  • Learn some Catholic prayers and pray regularly.
  • Live a life in keeping with Catholic moral values.
    • At least 16 years of age(either male and female), or, if under age at the time of Confirmation, approved by the Pastor.
    • A CATHOLIC who has received all three Sacraments (Baptism, Holy Eucharist, and Confirmation) and leads a life in harmony with the Catholic Faith.  (i.e. be a good model of faith.)
    • NOT the parent of the person being Confirmed.
    • If married, must be married in the Catholic Church   And must not be under Canonical Prohibition.  (Which can be caused by an act that places the person in contradiction to Church Teachings or Law., i.e. married outside the Church or living common-law.)   (Canon Law 893 #1)
 

Confirmation for Adults

 

New dates for Adult Confirmation Classes will be determined in the Fall. 

The adult instruction program is a minimum of 8 weeks of preparation. 

PARENTAL COMMITMENT 

1.     Ensuring your child attends weekly Masses.

2.     Ensuring your child attends all required parish classes & meetings as scheduled

PARENTAL CONSENT:  

 Both parents must sign consent forms for the Parish to administer sacraments. 

 Where consent of one or both parents is not available, the parish will require legal documents verifying legal guardianship, etc. 

EMAIL ADDRESS:   

 You will need to provide us with a valid email when registering your child as we often communicate through emails.

BAPTISM CERTIFICATE:  

 To prepare to register your child for these sacraments, you will require a copy of your child's Catholic Baptism Certificate.

 This must be attached to the registration even if your child was baptized at St. David’s Parish.  

 It is recommended that you locate this certificate and prepare it for registration. 

 If you cannot locate it, then you will need to contact the parish of your child's baptism to request a replacement.

SUNDAY MASS SCHEDULE:

Saturdays

(ENGLISH) (Children’s Mass) 5:30PM

Sundays

(ENGLISH) 9:00AM, 12:00PM and 5:30PM (ITALIAN) 7:30AM and 10:30AM