Confirmation Steps for 2022
Step 1 – Information, questions to answer, and a link to sign up to meet with Tony. Completing Step 1 is a candidate’s request to prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Step 2 – Sponsor Information, Confirmation name (if taking one), letter for the Bishop, and some additional information needed for our sacramental records. You will choose a date to receive Confirmation and any other date selections for preparation events.
Accessing the Online Videos from Chosen
The materials we are using for Confirmation preparation is the Chosen program from Ascension Press.
Tony’s video about how to access the material online, and what to look for:
Confirmation for Teens
is a component of Teen Ministries
Below is the video of Tony’s informational meeting about the process to prepare for and receive the sacrament of Confirmation in 2022.
We would be happy to answer any questions you have by calling us at 978-667-3733 x445 (Tony) or x448 (Dustin).
Teens preparing for the sacrament of Confirmation in the fall of 2022 should complete the three steps (buttons on right) as part of the preparation process.
Each teen should meet with Confirmation Coordinator Tony, or one of our Adult Leaders. These Confirmation Conversations are meant to discuss the life and faith of the candidate – it is not a test! Use the link below to sign up for a Confirmation Conversation, or to meet with Tony about any number of items.
How Do I Choose a Confirmation Sponsor? (by Tony):
If you have further questions, please contact Tony.
What Should I Wear for Confirmation?
Candidates for Confirmation and their families often ask about what clothing is appropriate for the ceremony. It is suggested that you think of what you would wear for Easter Mass, than be one step more dressy. Hair should be prepared to keep the forehead open, as the Bishop will be making a cross with oil on the forehead. Please do not wear a hat, as even dress hats often get in the way. There should be no gum or food in the church.
Suits are fine, sport jacket is good, neither is necessary.
Nice pants, can be khakis, but no jeans.
Collared shirt, better if it’s a dress shirt.
Ties are fine (with appropriate content).
Dress shoes – no sneakers.
Comfortable dress shoes, but with no big heels, as they are too easy to trip on.
Skirts and dresses are fine, but not required, and please be mindful of modesty.
Flowers are fine.
Service expectations have been suspended by the Archdiocese as part of preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation, due to the complexities of offering service opportunities during the pandemic. If you are doing works of mercy or other service activities, please keep track of these yourself.
Video from Syracuse, NY Diocese – Confirmation
Confirmation – Catholic Central:
It’s Not Graduation – ODB Films