“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 6, 2021 at 7pm at St. Basil the Great.

Monday, October 11, 2021

Monday, November 8, 2021

Monday, December 13, 2021

Monday, January 10, 2022

Monday, February 14, 2022

Monday, March 14, 2022

Monday, April 11, 2022: Candidate/Sponsor Meeting

 

CONFIRMATION LITURGY

 
MAY 6, 2022
7pm at St. Basil the Great
 

2021 CHOSEN REMOTE ASSIGNMENTS

JANUARY

CHOSEN remote Assignment
Lesson 5

FEBRUARY

CHOSEN remote Assignment
Lesson 6

MARCH

CHOSEN remote Assignment
Lesson 11

 

MAY

CHOSEN remote Assignment
Lesson 7

 

 

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 2021. 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 13, 2021

 APPLICATION

If you have not already, please apply below if your teen will be a sophomore in Fall 2021 and will be confirmed in the Spring 2022. Be sure to read the confirmation email as it will contain information on how to purchase the confirmation materials.
 
Registration is CLOSED
 
Please contact Judy Paffilas, basillifeteen@basilthegreat.org
 
*You will need to upload an electronic copy of the candidates baptismal certificate in order to complete the form. You can upload a file from your computer OR use your phone to fill out the form and take a picture.
 
 
Be sure to check your inbox for a confirmation email. It will contain links to the essay portion of the application for parents and teens as well as a link to purchase materials. Thanks!

CHOSEN: ONLINE ACCESS

Click below to log on and watch the CHOSEN videos online. You must purchase materials before you will be able to view the videos online. Videos can be viewed by teens (if they missed a night) or by parents if they want to know more about what we are covering.
 
 
 
 

 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