Saint Brigid Religious Education
100 Mayflower Street
West Hartford, CT 06110

Confirmation

Our Confirmation program is a 2 year program, for student who have completed 8th grade CCD or Catholic School and are beginning 9th grade or higher. During this 2 year period our students will have a combination of classroom instruction and speakers. Each student will be required to fulfill certain requirements.

 

The requirements for Confirmation are:

  • Attend Sunday Mass ~ Each student should attend Mass each week. 

  • Confirmation Request Letter ~ Each student must write a formal letter to Archbishop Henry Mansell requesting the Sacrament of Confirmation. 

  • Sponsor ~ Each student must have a sponsor. A sponsor can be male or female, but cannot be a parent.

  • Sponsor Certificate ~ Each sponsor must obtain a sponsor certificate from their parish.

  • Confirmation Name ~ Each student must choose a Confirmation name, which must be a saintís name from the Liturgical Calendar. A list of suggested names is included is the students Confirmation packet.

  • Essay About Your Saint ~ Each student must write an essay about the saint they have chosen for their Confirmation name.
  • Service ~ Each student is required to perform twenty (20) hours of community service. A list of places is included in the students Confirmation packet.

  • Community Service Proposal Letter ~ Each student must write a Community Service Proposal letter telling us what they would like to do for their service and what they personally expect to get from performing the service.

  • Retreat ~ Each student must attend the Confirmation retreat.

  • Dress code for Confirmation Ceremony ~ No jeans and no sneakers - each student will wear a red robe which we rent.

Confirmation is a big commitment. Each student and his or her parents should discuss and think about the different requirements for Confirmation. Confirmation is not the end of CCD, but the beginning of their spiritual journey as an adult in the church. Being Confirmed should be the studentís decision with the parentís guidance.

Confirmation forms and packet information:

9th Grade Calendar     Name and Sponsor Form      Sample Request Letter for Confirmation      Sample Saint Essay    

List of Saints on the Liturgical Calendar     Sample Community Service Proposal      Community Service Completion Form      

List of Places for Community Service    Retreat Permission Form    Saint Theresa's Prayer        

 

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