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Faith Formation

 

Confirmation

Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the "sacraments of Christian initiation," whose unity must be safeguarded.  It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace.  For "by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit.  Hence, they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed. (#1285)

When Confirmation is celebrated separately from Baptism, as is the case in the Roman Rite, the Liturgy of Confirmation begins with the renewal of baptismal promises and the profession of faith by the confirmands.  This clearly shows that Confirmation follows Baptism.  When adults are baptized, they immediately receive Confirmation and participate in the Eucharist. (#1298)

Every baptized person not yet confirmed can and should receive the sacrament of Confirmation.  Since Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist form a unity, it follows that "the faithful are obliged to receive this sacrament at the appropriate time," for without Confirmation and Eucharist, Baptism is certainly valid and efficacious, but Christian initiation remains incomplete. (#1306)

To receive Confirmation one must be in a state of grace.  One should receive the sacrament of Penance in order to be cleansed for the gifts of the Holy Spirit.  More intense prayer should prepare one to receive the strength and graces of the Holy Spirit with docility and readiness to act. (Acts 1:14 and #1310)

Candidates for Confirmation, as for Baptism, fittingly seek the spiritual help of a sponsor.  To emphasize the unity of the two sacraments, it is appropriate that this be one of the baptismal godparents. (#1311)

At St. Elizabeth Seton Parish

For Catholics baptized as infants and who have received appropriate religious education, the Sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated with members of our neighboring Parish, St. Andrew.

The following conditions apply.

  • Catholics of High School age must receive special preparation to receive this sacrament ususally in the 9th grade. Such preparation includes catechesis concerning the gifts of the spirit and a service retreat held each year.
  • The Sacrament is celebrated every year at the Cathedral.
  • For people over the age of seven who are un-baptized or who have been baptized in another Faith tradition or who have been baptized Catholics who have not received religious education, Confirmation may be received during the Easter Vigil after completing preparation through the RCIA process. (See RCIA for Adults or RCIA for Children

 

2017 NINTH GRADE Confirmation

Medical Release Form    Parent Volunteer Form            

Confirmation Name & Sponsor Form (two sheets)                    

Confirmation Information Meeting for Parent/Candidate ~ January 31, 2017, 7:00-8:00pm

Anyone who has received the Sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation and First Communion, and is currently in 8th grade or older is welcome to attend this joint parish information meeting on Tuesday, January 31, in the Seton cafeteria from 7:00-8:00pm.  The entire program will be explained at this meeting and is for both confirmation candidate and a parent. We hope to confirm in the fall of 2017!  Register online at:

http://www.tinyurl.com/2017Confirmation. If you have questions, please contact Patty Norris, 575-0119.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and St. Andrew Parish ninth graders prepare for receiving Confirmation together. Parent Facilitators will be needed for our week-long summer formation session (training provided). The groups, a mix of students from both parishes, meet for faith formation. 

Confirmation Retreat:

Retreat (candidate only) ~ Sunday, April 30, 2017, from 9:00am to 3:00pm in the St. Andrew Parish Center (includes 2:00pm Mass).  Please prayerfully consider helping out.

Formation Session:

Monday - Thursday, June 5 through Thursday, June 8, 2017, from 6:00 to 9:00pm - Formation Session @ Seton

Confirmation Service Project and Reflections (two sheets)

Service Project Reflections due: TBD (send to Catherine Fasano, smile@standrew-milford.org)

Candidate and Sponsor Rehearsal ~ Saturday, October 7th, from 10:00am to 12:00 noon at Seton in the church.

Confirmation:

Sunday, October 8th, at 2:00pm at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains.

 

If you have questions or need more information, please contact Patty Norris, DRE at 575-0119.
 

 

 

 

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Weekend Masses
Saturday 5:00 pm
Sunday 7:30am, 9:00am,10:30am, 12:00pm

Daily Mass

Monday & Thursday:  Mass at Seton, 8:00am

Tuesday & Friday:  Mass at St. Andrew, 7:30am

*Wednesday: 1st, 3rd, 5th Mass at Seton, 9:00am

                       2nd & 4th Mass St.Andrew, 9:00am

Saturday: Mass at Seton, 8:00am

(unless posted otherwise on the  website homepage)

summer months Wed Mass at 7:30 or 8:00

  (see location above)

school year Wed Mass at 9:00am 

   (see location above)


Confessions

Saturday 3:30-4:30pm
(or by appointment)

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