Confirmation

CONFIRMATION SCHEDULE:
Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation begins in Sixth Grade.  The Candidates receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Fall of Seventh Grade.  For special circumstances, please contact Cathy DeRico in the Religious Education Office at (215) 968-6929 or cderico@standrewcec.com.

CLASS PARTICIPATION AND REQUIREMENTS:
Class participation, completion of requirements and all paperwork are essential for the preparation of Confirmation. A student who fails to fully participate in all requirements may be considered NOT PROPERLY PREPARED for the reception of Confirmation at this time. It may be recommended that Confirmation be deferred until a later date.

CONFIRMATION FORM:
The Sacrament of Confirmation Preparation Form must be fully completed, signed and returned to the Religious Education Office by February 5, 2021.  Click on this link to download a copy of the form.  Confirmation Preparation Form

CONFIRMATION NAME:
A Saint’s name may be chosen at Confirmation as a role model or inspiration for our imitation. The name symbolizes a new identity as a disciple of Christ. It is important that the candidate studies and knows about the life of his/her Patron Saint.

LETTER TO MONSIGNOR PICARD REQUESTING CONFIRMATION:
This letter is started in class and must be completed at home. We recommend that the letter be typed or neatly handwritten in black ink on good stationery. Parents are asked to review this letter before it is submitted.

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION:
It is recommended that Confirmation Candidates participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation prior to the reception of Confirmation.

SPONSOR LETTER OF ELIGIBILITY:
Sponsors who are members of Saint Andrew Parish do not need to provide a Certificate of Eligibility.  A certificate of eligibility is provided in this packet; however, the sponsor’s parish may use their own form, if desired. The certificate of eligibility submitted to the Religious Education Office must be original and contain the sponsor’s parish raised seal of certification.

PROXY SPONSORS:
If the actual sponsor is unable to be present for the celebration, a proxy may stand in his/her place. A proxy must follow all guidelines of the actual sponsor. If using a proxy, please contact the Religious Education Office at 215-968-6929 immediately. Per Canon Law, a candidate’s own parent cannot be their sponsor or proxy.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
All forms should be returned to:

Saint Andrew Religious Education Office
51 Wrights Road
Newtown, PA 18940

If you have any questions, please contact the Religious Education Office at (215) 968-6929 or cderico@standrewcec.com.