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The Sacrament of Confirmation

INFORMATION AND REQUIREMENTS FOR CONFIRMATION

Echo/Confirmation Calendar 2023-2024                             Confirmation Handbook 2023-2024

Coordinator of Confirmation/ECHO - Stephanie Quinlan stephanieq@stcatherinercc.org

At Saint Catherine of Siena, in accordance with the Archdiocese of Atlanta, we require our students to attend 80% of classes in order to be properly prepared to receive the sacrament of Confirmation and be rooted in their Catholic faith.

FORMS/ASSIGNMENTS TO BE COMPLETED

All the activities for the students, both the forms and in person, are designed to enhance their faith formation and prepare them for the Sacrament.  The forms are very simple and will not require a great deal of time but do require dedicated effort and thoughtfulness.  ALL students: parochial, homeschool, and Echo must complete all of the forms.

 

Due by Sunday, December 3rd

Sponsor Form - form is in the handbook

Due by Sunday, December 10th

Confirmation Name & Saint Reflection - Student completes this form

                                               

Due by Sunday, February 11th

Sponsor Dialogue Questionnaire - Student completes this form after discussing the questions in person or via phone/video chat with their Sponsor

Due by Sunday, February 11th        

Letter to the Archbishop - student writes the letter according to the guidelines, emails letter to stephanieq@stcatherinercc.org or prints it out and turns it in to Stephanie Quinlan, Coordinator of Confirmation

IMPORTANT DATES (all of these are mandatory for those wishing to be confirmed)

 

Saturday, October 21st

Confirmation Retreat - 9am – 4pm in the Parish Hall; breakfast, lunch and snacks will be served

Saturday, March 2nd

Confirmation Retreat - 9am – 4pm in the Parish Hall; breakfast, lunch and snacks will be served

                                                         

Thursday, March 14th

Confirmation Rehearsal - 5:30pm (sponsor or proxy must attend with student)

 

Saturday, March 16th

Confirmation Mass - 10:30am (student and sponsor or proxy must arrive by 9:00am and meet in the Parish Hall)

 

CONFIRMATION CEREMONY INFORMATION

 

Mass Times:  Assignments are listed below.  Due to our numbers, changes to assigned Mass times will be considered on a very limited case by case basis.  Please understand that each Mass has a limit to the number of Confirmand due to restrictions by the Archdiocese.

 

Photography: Arrangements for professional photography are still being worked out.  Please look for an email in the future about this.

 

Clothing: As you determine your clothes for this special day, please refer to these notes:

  • Young ladies are asked to dress in modest semi-formal clothing –Skirt and blouse or dress or nice pants suit and dress shoes. Dresses and skirts should reach to just above the knee at least, shoulders covered and the top must be modest regarding tightness and cut; no open backs, see through shirts or low-cut necklines (wear a shawl or sweater if needed); flat or low-heel comfortable shoes- no flip flops or backless shoes should be worn since students will need to be able to walk up to meet the bishop with ease.

  • Men are asked to wear slacks or dress pants, a tucked in button down long sleeve shirt (with or without a blazer) or a suit, and dress shoes. No tennis/jogging shoes or jeans. Ties and jackets are encouraged, but optional.

  • All students - Hair should be off the forehead so that the Bishop can anoint you!

  • Sponsors should also dress with formality and modesty according to the dignity of this liturgical celebration.

Why should I care about what I wear?

Scripture reveals: "Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God, and that you are not your own?" - 1 Corinthians 6:19

This means God dwells in you. This is our reality and why we are called to purity!

CONFIRMATION TIMES/ASSIGNMENTS

 

Saturday, March 16, 2024 - 10:30am (arrive by 9:00am in Parish Hall; mandatory rehearsal March 14th at 5:30pm)

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