Program Outline & Schedule

Program Outline

Our Confirmation program utilizes the parish’s Life Teen Life Nights for Confirmation curriculum over a two year period. To enroll for the Confirmation program, please use the parish Faith Formation Registration Form. Please note, for the spring 2021 semester, there will be no in-person classes. All materials for the spring 2020 semester will be distributed online.

Year One:

  • Typically freshman year of high school
  • Full academic year (September through May)
  • Sunday night Life Nights (all curriculum for spring 2020 will be online)
  • Development of personal service project (modified for fall 2020)
  • Year One Confirmation day-retreat (in spring semester)

Year Two:

  • Typically sophomore year of high school
  • Partial academic year (September through November)
  • Sunday night Life Nights (all curriculum for fall 2020 will be online)
  • Completion of personal service project (those being Confirmed in fall 2020 will have a modified project due to the pandemic)

2020-2021 Confirmation Schedule

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 spring 2021 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 program’s aim is to form teens in a Eucharist-based environment, encouraging a relationship with Christ. The goal is to have teens utilizing Life Teen resources and attending Life Teen events because they are captivated by the content and intrigued by the idea of deepening their faith, not because they fear a participation penalty. If students are having scheduling difficulties, each Confirmation related event has a “credit point” value. Students who keep up with set credit point goal will be on track for Confirmation with the most minimal scheduling commitment. With each semester having a theme, materials resurface across the semester.

Fall 2020 Confirmation Program Schedule

To be on track for Confirmation, all ninth grade students should achieve at least 6 credit points by December 13, 2020 and all tenth grade students should achieve at least 4 credit points by November 28, 2020. To enroll for the Confirmation program, please the parish Faith Formation Registration Form.

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
Sunday, December 6, 2020Online Materials Posted1
Sunday, December 13, 2020Online Materials Posted1

 

Spring 2021 Confirmation Program Schedule

To be on track for Confirmation, all ninth grade students should achieve at least 6 credit points by between Sunday January 10, 2021 and Saturday May 8, 2021.

DateEventCredit Points
Sunday, January 10, 2021Online Materials Posted1
Sunday, January 24, 2021Online Materials Posted1
Sunday, January 31, 2021Online Materials Posted1
Sunday February 7, 2021Online Materials Posted1
Sunday, February 28, 2021Online Materials Posted1
Sunday, March 7, 2021Online Materials Posted1
Sunday, March 14, 2021Online Materials Posted1
Sunday, March 21, 2021Online Materials Posted1
Sunday, March 28, 2021Online Materials Posted1
Sunday, May 2, 2021Online Materials Posted1
Saturday, May 8, 2021Grade 10 Confirmation Day RetreatRequired for all students being Confirmed in 2021

 

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!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Confirmation still happening? When will Confirmation be?

Initially a Confirmation ceremony was scheduled in late November for all of the current 10th grade students at St. Anselm, St. Bridget, and Our Lady of Fatima. 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.

What will the online modules look like?

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.

If I missed my Confirmation in spring 2020 can I be Confirmed in Fall 2020?

As the dates of the upcoming fall 2020 Confirmation ceremonies become available, students who missed their Confirmation in May 2020 will be invited, and encouraged, to join in on the fall 2020 round of ceremonies. For more information, please visit https://lifeteenfatima.com/spring2020grade10/.

Are the all of the online modules required?

The goal is to have teens utilizing Life Teen resources and attending Life Teen events because they are captivated by the content and intrigued by the idea of deepening their faith, not because they fear a participation penalty. If students are having scheduling difficulties, each Confirmation related event has a “credit point” value. Students who keep up with set credit point goal will be on track for Confirmation with the most minimal scheduling commitment.