Confirmation Program

Confirmation Program

Parish Priest: Rev. Christopher Micale
Email: pastor@stthomasvt.com
Office phone at St. Thomas: 802-899-4632
Office phone at St. Mary’s: 802-644-5073
Fax: 802-899-5120

GENERAL INFORMATION:

The goal of the Religious Education Program for Confirmation is to pass on to our participants the Catholic Faith we have received “in an organic and systematic way, with a view to initiating the [them] into the fullness of the Christian life” (Catechism of the Catholic Church. No. 5). “The catechesis of children … aims at teaching them to meditate on The Word of God in personal prayer, practicing it in liturgical prayer, and internalizing it at all times in order to bear fruit in a new life. Catechesis is also a time for the discernment and education of popular piety. The memorization of basic prayers offers an essential support to the life of prayer, but it is important to help learners savor their meaning” (No. 2688).

“Confirmation brings to fullness that life in the Holy Spirit into which we were first initiated at Baptism.” (Policies and Guidelines for Religious Education. 6).

“Parish catechesis for Confirmation involves the regular meeting of all candidates (at the 8th & 9th grade level) throughout the year.

Program components include study, service, a Diocese of Burlington sponsored overnight retreat at St. Anne’s Shrine, and liturgy. Regular attendance at Holy Mass should be considered as the heart of all programs and the source from which programs acquire their relevance and importance” (7).Therefore regular attendance at Holy Mass is expected of all Confirmation candidates.

Please note: The age of Confirmation will be 6th grade by 2022. All candidates are required to be involved with a Catholic parish religious education program for 2 years prior to the Sacrament of Confirmation.

CONFIRMATION REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

All forms are on-line. Please click on the link below.

                                                           

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