“And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.”

-Acts 2:4

 CONFIRMATION

 
 
“The effect of the sacrament of confirmation is the special outpouring of the Holy Spirit as once granted to the apostles on the day of Pentecost.”(CCC 1302)

SOPHOMORE CONFIRMATION SESSION DATES

Our Sophomore Confirmation Sessions will meet on the 2nd Monday of every month from 7pm – 8:15pm in the St. Basil Parish Center. These sessions will run from October – March. In April, we will host one final preparation session with both the Confirmation Candidates and their sponsors. Confirmation will take place on Friday, May 5, 2023 at 7pm at St. Basil the Great.

Monday, October 10, 2022

Monday, November 14, 2022

Monday, December 12, 2022

Monday, January 9, 2023

Monday, February 13, 2023

Monday, March 13, 2023

Monday, April 17, 2023: Candidate/Sponsor Meeting

 

CONFIRMATION LITURGY

 
MAY 5, 2023
7pm at St. Basil the Great
 

 

CHOOSING A SPONSOR

 
A Sponsor for Confirmation should be:
  • A practicing, faith-filled Catholic already fully initiated into the faith. (Has received the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation)
  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Can not be a parent of the candidate.
  • Able to form a relationship with the Candidate and willing to share his/her own experience of faith.
  • Willing to give the time to participate in the sacramental preparation process and to pray for the Candidate.
All confirmation sponsors must provide a sponsor certificate. 
This form will be provided by the sponsor’s home parish and will need to be signed by their parish priest and returned to Judy Paffilas at the Parish Office. This certificate confirms that they are a registered and participating member of the Christian community.

CHOOSING A CONFIRMATION NAME

 
When choosing your Confirmation name, keep the following in mind:
  • You may be confirmed in your Baptismal name. By keeping your Baptismal name, rather than choosing a new Confirmation name, it reaffirms your Baptismal name and strengthens the connection between the two sacraments.
  • If a new name is chosen, selecting a saint’s name is common practice. One should choose a saint they admire and wish to emulate in the Christian life.
If you would like to choose a new name check out the article below to help you get started.
 
Sponsors and Confirmation names need to be selected by December 2022. We encourage you and your teen to take time to discern their confirmation name and sponsor. When they are ready they can fill out the form below.
 
Due December 19, 2022

 CONFIRMATION PREPARATION

 
 
“A candidate for Confirmation who has attained the age of reason must profess the faith, be in the state of grace, have the intention of receiving the sacrament, and be prepared to assume the role of disciple and witness to Christ, both within the ecclesial community and in temporal affairs.”(CCC 1319)
Confirmation preparation is a time to grow in a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith and the sacrament of Confirmation. In order to aid parents in passing on the Catholic faith we recommend…
– weekly participation in Sunday mass
– attend 8 Life Nights per year
– attendance on at least 1 retreat
– attending all 12 confirmation sessions