Confirmation Program

Our Confirmation program consists of two years of preparation during grade 8 and grade 9 and utilizes the Norwich Diocesan guidelines.

  • Weekly Mass attendance and Holy Days of Obligation are essential for all students who are enrolled in the Confirmation program.  
  • SERVICE - community service is our life calling and the students will complete at least 10 hours each year, but are strongly encouraged to carry out a service project as directed by the teachers and the DRE.

 
Grade 8
Classes are held every Sunday/Monday on Sunday evening for 1 hour per session.  Due to the compressed schedule, it is necessary to attend every class.  Students complete the mandated hours of service each of the two years.  All students are also privileged to attend a full day retreat as part of their First Year Confirmation preparation.
 
In preparation of the second year of Confirmation, students must choose a confirmation name, write a saint reflection (about their confirmation saint name), and choose a sponsor. The sponsor must obtain a "Sponsorship Certification" form from their home parish office.
 
Grade 9
Classes are held every Sunday/Monday on Sunday evening for 1 hour per session.  Due to the compressed schedule, it is necessary to attend every class.  Students will attend a retreat this year as well as penance service.  Confirmation generally takes place in the spring. 

For more information contact our Director of Religious Education (DRE) Joyce Leach at (860) 227 8778 or by e-mail at dre@stocpct.org
Students preparing for confirmation are expected to attend lectures by Faith Speakers.