Grade 7-10 Faith Formation & Confirmation

Confirmation News

NEW! 2nd Year Confirmation Parent/Candidate Workshop

On January 10th and 11th there will be a workshop for the Candidate for Confirmation and a Parent.  Sponsors are also welcome. At this workshop we will be going over important information, requirements and details about Confirmation. This is where you will have all of your questions answered!  Please be sure to attend one of the sessions. Using the link below, please register for the session you and your teen will be attending. For questions please feel free to call, email, or text Bridget Thurston

Please click HERE to register.

Confirmation Mass 2022 Reservations Now Open!

The 2022 Confirmation dates have been assigned by the diocese.  Please click HERE to choose which Mass your family would like to attend.  You may select only one Mass time.  

The Mass dates are as follows:

Saturday, May 21st, 11 AM at St. Bernard Church

Sunday, June 5th, 2 PM at St. Matthew Church

All Candidates and Sponsors will be asked to arrive 1 hour before the Mass time.

 

Grades 7-8 Faith Formation at Blessed Sacrament Parish

In grades 7 and 8 we are using Sadlier, "We Believe, We Live our Faith, Vol. 1".  The grade 7 students will use the same text for 2 years.  We will be discovering in more depth who God is and who Jesus is by taking a closer look at the Commandments and our Sacrements. 

The teens will meet 4 times a month.  The sessions will consist of two in person classes, a monthly Saturday evening Mass and service event, and one special session each month with guest speakers sharing their faith journey either on zoom or in person.

We will be living out our faith through learning, service, prayer and practice.

Students may choose one of two class times:  Mondays at St. Matthew's from 7pm-8pm or Tuesdays at St. Bernard's from 6pm-7pm.

HOME STUDY STUDENTS:  You may drop off your completed chapter assessments at either location. Please be sure to put your name on them.

St. Matthew – please place them in the wood box that say “PARISH OFFICE” on the left hand lower- side door.

St. Bernard – please place them in the box marked “FAITH FORMATION AND HOME STUDY” located on the back porch of the St. Bernard Rectory.

Grades 9 and 10 (Confirmation Prep years 1 & 2)

The Blessed Sacrament Parish Confirmation program follows the guidelines of the Diocese of Norwich. The program consists of 2 years of studying our Faith, Catholic Social Teaching, the Workings of the Holy Spirit in our lives, and Community Service. We will delve into a deeper prayer life through learning and participating in different devotions of the Catholic Faith, attending Mass together, and through Adoration. Our vision for our students is that they will grow in wisdom, knowledge, and love, having the confidence to go out into the world to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ and live a faith-filled life, steeped in the Catholic Tradition.

We will be using "Chosen Your Journey Toward Confirmation"  by Ascension Press

The teens will meet 4 times a month.  The sessions will consist of two in person classes, a monthly Saturday evening Mass and service event, and one special session each month with guest speakers sharing their faith journey either on zoom or in person.

We will be living out our faith through learning, service, prayer and practice.

Students may choose one of two class times:  Mondays at St. Matthew's from 7pm-8pm or Tuesdays at St. Bernard's from 6pm-7pm.

On-line Registration will begin in September.

Many volunteers are needed to teach or aide in these classes.  Or, perhaps you would like to share your faith journey.  Please contact the faith formation office, or Bridget directly for more information.

ALL Confirmation students - check out this video for a nice reminder of what Confirmation is: Confirmation 101