Confirmation I – Grade 9
The first year of Confirmation preparation focuses on the themes of Living as Christ’s People in the World and Following Christ in the Community of the Church.
Meeting Time: Thursdays from 7:15 – 8:30 pm
All classes will take place in the Parish Council Room on the main floor of the Parish Center.
To fulfill the Confirmation I class requirements, candidates must either attend class or complete 15 lessons at home. There is no additional homework. However, if a student who attends class is absent for a particular lesson, her or she must complete the corresponding lesson at home. Students attending a Catholic High School who receive a passing grade in theology are not required to complete the class requirement for Confirmation I.
There are 12 Alpha Video lessons and 3 lessons on the topics of Chastity, Mary & the Liturgy. To access the lessons, please visit our Homework website. You do NOT need to login or create an account to access the site. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Marina at the Religious Education Office.
All Confirmation candidates are required to complete a minimum of 20 hours of Christian Service prior to receiving the sacrament. Christian service is any donation of time, money or talent toward helping people in need as expressed by the Corporal or Spiritual Works of Mercy. Please see our Parent Handbook for a full explanation of what sorts of activities would satisfy this requirement and how Christian Service differs from Community Service. Please use the Christian Service form for Confirmation Candidates to log your child’s hours. For our purposes, parents/guardians or sponsors are considered the supervisors of their Candidate’s Christian service and are authorized to sign the form.
Finding a Sponsor:
We encourage candidates to find a sponsor during their first year of preparation for Confirmation. Confirmation sponsors serve as a valuable resource to the candidate. As such, a sponsor must be a confirmed Catholic in good standing who is not the parent or guardian of the candidate. In the Archdiocese of Boston, he or she must also be at least 17 years of age, unless he or she is a sibling of the candidate.
At the end of the first year, students are required to demonstrate their knowledge of the faith by passing an exam. Students are allowed to repeat the exam as many times as is necessary to achieve a passing score of 80 points. Passing the exam is necessary to demonstrate that the candidate has a basic understanding of the Catholic faith.