After working with the Archdiocese of Boston, we are very pleased to update you with an opportunity for Confirmation Our Lady of Fatima on the evening of Thursday, May 6. This ceremony is specially for students from previous classes that have not yet been Confirmed. It remains our top priority that our Confirmation candidates are able to receive the Sacrament in a way that is both safe and impactful. If the ceremony date does not meet where your family is at in these uncertain times, it is very understandable. More opportunities for Confirmation will be available down the road as we move into the summer and fall.
Ceremony: This event will be a bit different than the traditional Confirmation Masses. The Sacrament will be conferred by Father Souza and will not include a Mass. All attendees should arrive 15-20 minutes prior to the posted start time to allow for efficient seating. The ceremonies will be approximately 40 minutes. In accordance with Archdiocesan safety guidelines, each Confirmation candidate will be limited to 7 guests (their sponsor and 6 other guests).
Date, Location, & Sign Up: There will one ceremony available at Our Lady of Fatima. Each candidate signed up will be assigned a seating location along with their sponsor and permitted guests. Please use the link below to reserve a spot.
Prep: There will be no rehearsal sessions for these ceremonies. Directions for the ceremony will be made available for attendees as we move closer to the ceremony date.
Sponsors: Due to the special circumstances of the pandemic, the attendance of sponsors is optional. The chosen, and approved, sponsors selected by each Candidate will still be their official sponsors but a proxy-sponsor (either from the parish or an attending family member) can stand-in for sponsors not in attendance.
Attire: Dress attire is typical for the Confirmation ceremony. For the guys, this would be dress pants and a shirt and tie. Suit jackets and blazers are not necessary. For the ladies, dress length would be least correlate with arm length, not being shorter than the candidate’s hands when at their sides. Please note, there are no particular colors that must be worn. A white or red outfit is not required for confirmation.