Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Judy Koch 908-284-2929 x1124 or email@example.com
Dear Parents of those in Confirmation Preparation,
We congratulate you on your child’s special spiritual journey towards Confirmation. This year will be special for you and your family. Confirmation is the major stage of your child’s faith journey, and as parents and guardians, you are your children’s companions as they travel this road. You are their main spiritual example, and the leaders of your family’s faith life. We will work with you to strengthen their faith and their relationship with God and with you and with one another at our church. Your children are very special to us and even more special in God’s eyes.
Be assured that we who serve you and your family in this ministry are here to support you in your role as your child’s primary catechist in the ways of our Faith. We are here as catechists, staff members and fellow parishioners to help you in any way possible. We want to share with you and your child/children, the Gospel message as clearly and as vibrantly as possible.
We appreciate your commitment in sending your children to us. We promise our dedication as we journey together with you and your family to be witnesses of the Gospel and to grow with your children as active vibrant members of the faith community.
Mariam Nawab, PCL
SEAS – Three Bridges, NJ
908-284-2929 Ext 1123
“Children are a gift from the Lord.” PS.127:3
Candidates for the Sacrament of Confirmation, which takes place in this Parish during 8th Grade, are obligated to actively participate in weekly Mass, attend regular Religious Formation sessions for at least two years, and take part in additional parish Confirmation Candidate Preparation Program, which includes special Learning Sessions, special rites at Mass, an all-day retreat, and other events. Candidates must carefully review the Sponsor Eligibility Requirements. A Confirmation Sponsor must be Catholic and fulfill all the other requirements. Contact the RF Office for more details. Adults wishing to celebrate Confirmation should enter the RCIA program.
Canon (Church) law states a sponsor must:
- be a Baptized and Confirmed Roman Catholic who attends weekly Mass and receives Eucharist
- be at least 14 years of age [exceptions possible]
- NOT be one of the parents
- lead a moral life in keeping with Church teaching, and be a good Catholic role model
- if married, be married according to Church law
- be a registered member of their own current parish from which they obtain an eligibility certificate
- we can only give eligibility certificates to those who are registered in our parish!