Confirmation

Dear Parents of Confirmation Candidates for Spring 2021,

We are so pleased to share with you that we have received the dates for Confirmation at St.Gregory the Great! We thank you enormously for the prayers and patience you have given to the process of Confirmation this year. We are so blessed to have you as a part of our family in Christ's Church.

For Candidates with last names beginning with A - L:
Confirmation Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Time: Sacramental time is 7:00 pm; we will be sending updated information later with arrival time and procedures.
Location: St. Gregory the Great Church

For Candidates with last names beginning with M - Z:
Confirmation Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021
Time: Sacramental time is 7:00 pm; we will be sending updated information later with arrival time and procedures.
Location: St. Gregory the Great Church

FAQ:
How many people can come to the sacrament that evening?
Ans: Under current guidelines, we can allow five people per family. An example of this is would be (1) candidate, (1) sponsor, plus (3) additional family members. We remain hopeful that this will be able to be increased, but for planning purposes, we must work within the current guidelines and update if/when possible. Live stream will be available that night for additional family members/ friends who would like to watch from home.

Who will be the celebrant?
Ans: We are blessed to have Bishop Michael Fisher as our celebrant for the sacrament of Confirmation.

What if the sponsor is out-of-town and cannot attend?
Ans: It is very important for both the candidate and sponsor to understand that nothing will change the close spiritual relationship they have developed. Even prior to Covid, there have been sponsors who have been unable to attend the sacrament. In these situations, a parent stands with the candidate as proxy for the sponsor. The parent, however, is only the proxy. The chosen sponsor remains the sponsor for that candidate.

What will the dress code be?
Ans: Details regarding the arrival times and dress code will be sent out closer to the Confirmation date, however, we encourage you to consider that the candidate is presenting themselves to the Church as mature members of the faith community. The clothing chosen is an outward sign of their desire to serve God and the Church, with love, honor, and respect.

PLEASE NOTE: There are some students who have not completed the online portion of their Confirmation Retreat (via Google Classroom). Please make sure your child has completed this required component as soon as possible. Please scroll down for more details.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please direct those to Catherine Wadhams, Coordinator of Confirmation, at cwadhams@stgregs.org or call 688-5760. We look forward to seeing all of you soon. May God bless all of you and protect you during these difficult times!
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Confirmation 2022 
Confirmation candidates can continue to work on their service hours. 
Download the Apostolic Works Booklet to help you keep track of your service hours.

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March 20 Retreat was a wonderful evening of reflection and prayer.