In accordance with the 3rd Commandment, participating in Sunday Mass is a necessary part of being Catholic. Candidates are expected to attend Sunday Mass each week.
Candidates will come in for a casual 15-minute interview with a member of the Pastoral staff. This interview gives our staff an opportunity to get to know the candidates as well as to discuss faith, prayer, service, and Confirmation. To schedule an interview, contact Rachael Flanagan at email@example.com. Interviews will be held over the summer before 9th grade.
To Complete Before the Interview:
*ONLINE: Name and Sponsor Form and payment of $175 Confirmation Fee. Click Here to Complete
*BRING TO INTERVIEW: Confirmation Name Essay – 250 word ESSAY telling us in your own words about the life of the Saint, WHY you admire them and chose their name, and the significance to your faith. Cite sources and please print!
Works of Mercy:
Candidates must practice the spiritual and corporal works of mercy. Specifically, candidates must complete one service activity of 12+ hours or three service activities of 4+ hours (one being completed at OLP Parish) of Christian service to the poor, hungry, homeless, disabled, elderly, or others in need. After completing these activities, they will fill out an online reflection form responding to specific questions about their Works of Mercy and what they’ve learned. Click Here to find the Works of Mercy Service Form.
BOLD Youth Ministry:
In order to get connected with the wider parish teen community, Confirmation Candidates will be required to attend at least one BOLD Youth Ministry event between September and Confirmation. Summer events do not fulfill this requirement. Candidates are highly encouraged to participate in BOLD Youth Ministry beyond this requirement. OLP BOLD Calendar for the most updated information.
Catechetical Sessions & Retreats:
Candidates are required to attend all six catechetical sessions as well as the Confirmation Retreat. Due to COVID-19, the 2020-2021 school year will look differently. Contact Rachael Flanagan if you have quesions (908)280-2893 or firstname.lastname@example.org. CLICK HERE to find calendar and all other forms.
Contact Rachael Flanagan, BOLD Youth Minister, at email@example.com, (908)280-2893 or the Parish Catechetical Office at firstname.lastname@example.org, (908)464-8156.