Confirmation for Youth
Sacrament of Confirmation
“You are helping people prepare to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation. Perhaps you are doing this because you have experienced the Holy Spirit in your own life—in the quiet of your heart, in the power of your speech, or in the confidence of your faith. You believe that the Spirit dwells within you, and you are anxious to help others experience the same gifts. Thank you for offering your service to the Church.”
(Guide for Celebrating Confirmation, Paul Turner, ix.)
Parish Program Guidelines
“Sacrament of Confirmation: Recommendations for Parish Program Guidelines” are recommendations offered by the faith formation team of the OEEC in regards to preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation for adolescents in parish communities within the Archdiocese of Hartford. These recommendations are a direct result of the many innovative ideas, common suggestions, and overwhelming concerns brought to the attention of the OEEC staff by numerous clergy, parish directors of religious education, catechists, parents, and youth ministers. It is our hope that these recommendations assist all pastors and parish catechetical leaders in the planning and implementation of a solid and fruitful Confirmation preparation program for adolescents, and that this catechetical ministry helps parish communities form faithful missionary disciples of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
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For a list of recommended speakers, please contact the OEEC. Please be sure to have all guest speakers fill out the OEEC Testimonial of Suitability Form. Please keep one copy for your own parish records and send one copy to the OEEC via email: Gayle.Keene@aohct.org or via fax: (860) 243-9690
For more information contact:
Archdiocesan Director of Youth & Youth Adults
Office of Education, Evangelization and Catechesis
Tel: 860-242-5573 ext. 2678