webCONFIRMOurLadyOfMtCarmel_Mass_PRINT-1Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation are sacraments of initiation in the Roman Catholic Church. In the Sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized person is strengthened by the gifts of the Holy Spirit that are needed for us to live as a mature Christian. We are called to witness our faith to others; this is certainly a challenge in our world which we see and hear can be at times un-christian.

Each student who intends to be a candidate for the Sacrament of Confirmation is to participate in a Confirmation interview. To prepare for this interview, students are asked to prayerfully reflect on the enclosed interview questions. Refer to the enclosed schedule and call the Religious Education Office to schedule a day and time to be interviewed. The interview will take about 15 minutes. This interview will be done in a group of 4 – 5 students.

At this time , candidates should begin working on the completion of community service. Confirmation candidates will be required to complete 40 hours of service; more than this number is encouraged. Be sure to keep track of service sites and time completed; a record of service completed is to submitted to the Religious Education Office.

Enclosed is detailed information regarding this time of immediate preparation for Confirmation. Please refer to the scheduled of important dates in the attached Confirmation program; these preparation dates need to be made a priority for the person seeking to be confirmed. If your child cannot commit to this schedule at this time, we strongly advise that they postpone the preparation for Confirmation.

If you’re interested in having your son or daughter Confirmed, please contact the Religious Education Office at 201-871-4662.

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