Confirmation Preparation Program Requirements

Candidates' Requirements

Confirmation Candidate RequirementPublic SchoolCatholic School
Attend Confirmation Preparation Classes for 1 & 2 (12 Classes)YesNo
Watch Decision Point Videos (12 Sessions)YesYes
Complete Sponsor Designation and Confirmation Name FormYesYes
Complete Works of Mercy and Service (20 pts)YesYes
Attend Confirmation Retreat (May)YesYes
Attend Confirmation Rehearsal w/ Sponsor (Sept)YesYes
Pay Confirmation Fee ($75)YesYes

Sponsor Designation and Confirmation Name Selection

Confirmation 1 Students must choose a Confirmation Sponsor. It is very important that when you choose a Sponsor you follow the Archdiocese of Boston Confirmation Guidelines included in the Confirmation Sponsor Form. Please print out this form and return it to the Religious Education Office.

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Works of Mercy and Service

All Confirmation Candidates (students) are required to complete a minimum of 20 points of Works of Mercy or Service before they receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. The Works will be recorded and signed on the Log and Points Worksheet. It will be the Candidate’s responsibility to complete the log and obtain signatures from the contact person and parent. Completed logs may be turned in at class or emailed to the Confirmation Director at

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Parents' Requirements

Parent RequirementPublic SchoolCatholic School
Attend Meeting: Confirmation Program Introduction (Confirmation 1) (Held in May) **YesYes
Attend Meeting: Confirmation - A New Beginning (Confirmation 2 only Prep for the Sacrament) (Held in April) **YesYes
Attend Confirmation Rehearsal (Confirmation 2 - if Sponsor Unable to Attend) (Held in Sept)YesYes

** Includes Parents (excluding students) for Catholic School Students