Confirmation 2021-2022

St. Margaret of Antioch

Confirmation Information

Confirmation is scheduled for Thursday, June 2nd at 7:00 p.m.  

Confirmation rehearsal will be on Wednesday, June 1st at 7:00 p.m.  The confirmand and a parent must attend the rehearsal.  Sponsors are highly encouraged to attend the rehearsal but are not required to do so.

Because of the number of young men and women being Confirmed, we ask that you limit the number of people in your party to 10, including the Confirmand and sponsor.

Confirmation dress code:

***NOTE:  We will not be wearing robes.***

Female Candidates and Sponsors:

  • A blouse/dress shirt or sweater with pants or a skirt is an acceptable option.  Skirts should fall at least to the knee.  Shorts, jeans, sweats, yoga or other athletic pants, and leggings are not appropriate choices for this ceremony.

  • Dresses that fall at least to the knee are also acceptable.

  • Waist and midriff should be completely covered.

  • Tank tops, spaghetti straps, halter dresses, and strapless and/or backless tops or dresses are not considered appropriate for this occasion.

  • Dressy sandals, flats, or heels are appropriate for this occasion.  Please do not wear sneakers or flip-flops. 

  • Please style your hair so that your forehead is uncovered.  The bishop will be anointing your forehead.

Male Candidates and Sponsors:

  • Young men and sponsors are expected to wear a dress shirt and tie with dress pants or khakis.   A jacket or suit is optional.  Shorts, jeans, sweats, and athletic pants are not appropriate choices for this ceremony.

  • Dress shoes or loafers are appropriate for this occasion.  Please do not wear sneakers or sandals.

Service Hours

Candidates for Confirmation are asked to complete ten hours of Christian service before the Confirmation Retreat in May.  This service should correspond with the Corporal Acts of Mercy or can also fall under Instructing the Ignorant, a Spiritual Act of Mercy.  Under this category, tutoring, Religious Education activities, or participation in a ministry at Mass qualify as service hours.

The Corporal Acts of Mercy are:

1)  Feed the hungry:  volunteer at a soup kitchen, help with a food drive, bake for the Lowell Transitional Center, help with People Helping People fundraising activities

2)  Give drink to the thirsty:  charity activities that help get clean drinking water to those in countries where access to clean water is limited

3)  Clothe the naked:  assist with a clothing drive, help Heartbeat sort baby clothes, sort clothing for a charitable organization

4)  Visit the imprisoned:  support the New England Innocence Project newenglandinnocence.org 

5)  Shelter the homeless:  volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, help with fundraisers for homeless shelters

6)  Visit the sick:  make cards for children in hospitals or the elderly in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, help with toy drives for children in hospitals, volunteer in nursing homes and assisted living facilities

7)  Bury the dead:  prepare meals for community members who are grieving (meal trains)

 

 

 

 

 

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