Liz Reid, Confirmation Coordinator

Dear Confirmation Families,

I am really excited to be on this Confirmation journey with you. For those of you who don’t know me, I have been a parishioner for over forty years. In fact, I made my own Confirmation at St. Matthew. It has been my great joy to be a catechist for the past 12 years. I sit on the social concerns committee, have coached the Bible Quest team, give children’s homilies at the 9am Youth Mass and Lector. One of the best things that I loved to do at our church was to drive the bus for our elderly or homebound parishioners, taking them to and from Saturday Mass.


My faith has been the foundation for my life. It motivates, inspires and comforts me, beyond belief. I am especially grateful to lead and be part of the Confirmation experience.  It is especially exciting because I know many of the candidates and your families. It is exciting to share this journey with you all. I look forward to seeing many familiar faces, and I really look forward to getting to know the families that I haven’t met yet.  I am happy to answer any questions that you may have about the Confirmation program.


I consider Confirmation to be a journey for the whole family. It is a journey made together to support, motivate and ignite the many gifts that your children already possess, and help them learn to share those gifts in their family, in the parish, and in the community, as they grow closer in their relationship to Jesus.  I look forward to us all working together to help achieve that goal. I know that some parents have already offered to volunteer and I can’t thank you enough. Being a visible supporter of your child as they go through the Confirmation process is one of the most effective things we can do together.  We welcome parent volunteers for hallway monitors, service project leaders and chaperones, and for other aspects and events of the Confirmation program.  We especially welcome any parent who wishes to teach Confirmation.


Please know I am available at any time for questions, cares or concerns.  You can email me at the parish office (; 203-838-3788, ext. 107) or to my home email which is  In addition, please feel free to contact me on my cell phone (203) 722-9367. Again, I am very much looking forward to sharing this Confirmation journey with your child and you all. Many thanks, and all my best wishes for a great year!



Liz Reid