Confirmation Preparation

2022-2023 Confirmation Registration Coming Soon
Liz Reid, Confirmation Coordinator
Email: StMattRelEd@gmail.com
Phone: 203-838-3788, ext. 107


The Sacrament of Confirmation completes the grace of Baptism by a special outpouring of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, which seal or “confirm” the Baptized in union with Christ and equip them to share their gifts, live, and give great witness to their faith as they build up the Kingdom of God. The entire Confirmation team is looking forward to an exciting year!

Confirmation is a Sacrament that gives each of the candidates many privileges in the church.  First, you will be considered a full member of the Church.  You will be able to be Godparents to children at Baptism and you can be a Sponsor to candidates at Confirmation (at age 16).  Along with the privileges come duties that you take upon yourself as a confirmed Catholic.  One of the main duties is to follow Christ through following the Commandments.  Your visible following of Christ can be seen in your participation of the Holy Mass every weekend and Holy Days of Obligation.  You will also demonstrate your following Christ by your service.  As a Parish it is our duty to see that you are given enough opportunities to worship and serve God.

Our mission is:

  • To support the faith formation that occurs at home
  • To foster enthusiasm for living the Catholic faith
  • To give witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ
  • To encourage family participation in the life of the Church

Our goals are:

  • To teach the Catholic faith
  • To encourage a commitment to Jesus Christ
  • To create a community spirit that inspires active participation in parish life
  • To encourage prayer which leads to a deeper relationship with a loving God
  • To assist parents in their role as primary instructors of our Catholic Faith

 


CATECHISTS
If you have any questions, or if you are interested in becoming a catechist, please contact us in the Faith Formation Office at (203) 838-3788, ext. 107 or by email at stmattreled@gmail.com.

CONFIRMATION SPONSOR CERTIFICATES
If the sponsor is not a member of St Matthew Church, a sponsor certificate must be obtained by the sponsor from their parish.
To obtain a Confirmation Sponsor Certificate, the sponsor must be an active member of the Church, attend Mass regularly, and be an active participant in the Life of the Church.


PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN, VIRTUS PROGRAM: CLICK HERE

 


Strengthened by the Spirit, Called to Action


Confirmation Retreat – An Amazing Day!

Our Confirmation retreat at the Holy Family Retreat Center in West Hartford was an amazing day! The kids and the adults really enjoyed…It was reverent, fun, motivating and uniting and inspiring. The youth walked a labyrinth, a metaphor for life’s journey, marked by twists and turns. Throughout the walk, we rely on our faith and trust that the winding path truly leads to God, the center of our lives. When we walk the labyrinth in God’s presence we trust that God breathes new life into us with each step we take. The empty circle at the center reminds us to empty ourselves so we might be filled with Christ’s peace at every moment. Liz Reid, Confirmation Coordinator


Steve Angrisano Concert for Confirmation Candidates at St. Matthew

Steve Angrisano came to St. Matthew Church – and his concert was AMAZING. He’s personable and truly lives his faith. He got the Confirmation Candidates and entire audience to participate. To watch everyone having a great time—the smiles on their faces and tears in their eyes—it was a night I will not soon forget! He brought everyone closer to the Lord. Thanks to a great Planning
Committee!  Val Wyman, Music Director