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Grades 7 & 8 – Two year Confirmation Preparation program

This is a two year program for youth in grades 7 & 8. The program meets two Sunday evenings per month from 5-7:30PM (Group A & Group B) alternating Sundays from September to May. During Standard Time (Nov 5, 2017 - March 4, 2018) the program will begin with Mass at 5pm, which is part of the Confirmation Prep Program. Mass is followed by small group faith sharing until 7:30pm. (All are welcome to this 5PM Mass)  Also included in this preparation program: retreats, service opportunities, reconciliation services, the Chrism Mass, and Confirmation practices.


The Sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated during their ninth grade year. ( no 9th grade registration required)

The exact date of the Confirmation ceremony is determined by the Diocese of Trenton, depending upon the schedule of the Bishop or his emissary. Traditionally, Confirmation at The Parish of Saint Mary has been held on a late afternoon or early evening in mid to late October. To provide adequate seating for Confirmation candidates, their sponsors, and immediate family members, there may be more than one ceremony each fall.

Families must be registered members of The Parish of Saint Mary to participate.

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