Saint Brigid Religious Education
100 Mayflower Street
West Hartford, CT 06110
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:
Sunday Mass ~ Each student should attend Mass each
Confirmation Request Letter ~ Each student must
write a formal letter to Archbishop Henry Mansell requesting the Sacrament of
~ 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.
About Your Saint ~ Each student must write
an essay about the saint they have chosen for their Confirmation name.
~ 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
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
Request Letter for Confirmation
Sample Saint Essay
List of Saints on the
Community Service Proposal
Community Service Completion Form
List of Places for Community
Saint Theresa's Prayer