Grade 10 Confirmation Program – Fall 2020

Registration

If you are not yet enrolled for the 2020-2021 faith formation program, please utilize the online Faith Formation Registration Form or call the parish directly at (978) 443-2647.


Online Fall Semester

While Life Teen is typically an in-person, on-site experience, the 2020-2021 Confirmation program has been modified in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The entire fall 2020 curriculum will be conducted remotely. Instead of meeting through the parish’s Life Teen Life Nights, online materials will be regularly, and readily, available. The online modules will utilize the parish message series, Confirmation curriculum, and materials adapted from the previously-scheduled in-person Life Nights. The online modules will typically contain multimedia materials to learn from and include a written/discussion component to be submitted by the Confirmation student. As we progress through the semester, we will adjust and plan the spring semester accordingly.


Confirmation Ceremony Dates

Most 10th grade Confirmation students were initially scheduled to be Confirmed on November 28, 2020. We still anticipate that these students will be confirmed around that time but expect that multiple ceremonies will be needed to incorporate social distancing and other safety measures. After coordinating with the Archdiocese of Boston, we will have more information on ceremony dates and guest attendance procedures. 


Fall 2020 Program Overview and Action Items (Grade 10)

Students who entered the program in fall 2019 are preparing to be Confirmed in the fall of 2020. Please review the program overview and action items below.

1. Parent/Guardian must fill out the Sacraments Checklist for Candidate
In order to be Confirmed, a candidate’s previous Sacraments of Baptism and First Holy Communion must be verified. Submitting this information as soon as possible prevents any last-minute hurdles leading up to Confirmation. This form must be completed by October 2, 2020.

2. Candidate must select a Sponsor
Each confirmation candidate much choose a sponsor for their Confirmation. The sponsor must be a Confirmed Catholic, in good standing with the Church, and cannot be the candidate’s parent. A sponsor must be selected, and this form must be completed, by October 2, 2020. Be sure to review the “Role of Sponsor” guide during your selection process.

3. Candidate must select a Confirmation Name
Each Candidate must select a Confirmation Name. This name must be the name of a Saint in the Church. This step must be completed by October 30, 2020.

4.Grade 10 candidates should achieve at least 4 credit points by by November 28, 2020.
All Confirmation-related events are assigned a value of credit points. All Confirmation candidates for November 2020 should achieve at least 4 confirmation points within the Fall semester by November 28, 2020 to be on track for Confirmation.


Fall 2020 Online Module Schedule (Grade10)

To be on track for Confirmation, all tenth grade students should achieve at least 4 credit points by November 28, 2020.

DateEventCredit Points
Sunday, September 13, 2020Online Materials Posted1
Sunday, September 20, 2020Online Materials Posted1
Sunday, September 27, 2020Online Materials Posted1
Sunday, October 4, 2020Online Materials Posted1
Sunday, October 18, 2020Online Materials Posted1
Sunday, October 25, 2020Online Materials Posted1
Sunday, November 1, 2020Online Materials Posted1
Sunday, November 8, 2020Online Materials Posted1
Sunday, November 22, 2020Online Materials Posted1

Life Teen Fatima has event opportunities outside of the Confirmation program. Parish staff are working to make events available that have social distancing and other safety measures. Be sure to check out our Events Calendar for all of the current Life Teen happenings!


Additional Information

Be sure to visit the Confirmation Program Overview Page for more information and some program FAQ.