Confirmation

Director: Trish Meegan
Email: Confirmation Director


Nov. 23—We had an excellent meeting this past Sunday.  Thank you to everyone for being supportive.  Please watch this page for updates and changes to communications.  New forms will be posted here to assist with communications going forward.  Again, there will be no in-person learning sessions–at least until the spring  season, however, there will be communications and updates throughout the winter months.

If you have any questions, email Trish Meegan directly at confirmationdirector@saintkevinri.org

Please do not call the parish office with your questions.


Changes to Confirmation Program announced

Nov. 11—We have all been monitoring the situation with COVID-19 very closely and after a long discussion with Fr. Marciano we have decided to postpone the start of the Confirmation program to the Spring/Summer of 2021.  The program format will stay the same as a series a 4 mini-retreats. The postponement of the start will allow us to wait until after the virus spike that we have been preparing for during the normal flu season and allow for better weather when we may be holding the retreats outside to increase proper social distancing measures.  We do not know what the future restrictions and mandates will do to the proposed structure but at this time it is unsafe to gather in large groups in person.  The format will still be in person; we will not be offering a virtual option.

We had an excellent meeting this past Sunday. Thank you to everyone for being supportive. Please watch the website section for updates and changes to communications. There will be new forms to fill out to assist with the communication going forward. Again, there will be no in person learning sessions until at least the spring  season, however, there will be communication and updates throughout. If you have any questions please  contact Trish directly at the email noted.

Please understand that all changes and postponements are being done for the benefit of our Confirmandi.  We want to provide the students with the best possible opportunity to strengthen their faith and enjoy the journey as they prepare for this important sacrament and that will be best served in person.  Details will change and emerge as more information is available.  If you have any questions, please bring them to the November meeting or, if you have a direct question, please email Trish Meegan directly at confirmationdirector@saintkevinri.org

Please do not call the parish office with your questions.
Updated 11/10/2020


Confirmation Registration 2020-21

We have gone paperless in order to streamline the registration process for our families and online applications are now being accepted for the 2020-21 school year.  However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have decided for the safety of our  families that Confirmation classes will be in the form of 4 mini-retreats.

ONLINE REGISTRATION APPLICATION


Program costs
Fees were reduced by 50% this year.  This money is used to cover some of the expenses for the materials being provided to families.
$20 per student*
$2 online registration fee
$5 Sacrament fee

* An additional $5 late fee will be charged if registration is submitted after Sept. 30
If there is financial hardship and payment assistance is needed, please contact Christine Reilly at ccddirector@saintkevinri.org.  If fees are waived you will be provided with a discount code before you proceed with online registration.


Required:  Families must be registered at St. Kevin’s or St. Benedict’s
Per Diocese of Providence regulations, all families must be registered at either St. Kevin’s or St. Benedict’s before students can attend religious education classes at St. Kevin’s.  Parish personnel will confirm all registrations as Religious Education applications are submitted online and received by the office.  Please register with the appropriate parish before completing your online religious education application.

If you are new to St. Kevin’s and need to register:  download, complete, and return  St. Kevin Parish Registration Form (pdf) to the church office.  Hours are Monday–Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to noon.

To register at St. Benedict’s, call 737-9492 during office hours on Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Required:  Baptismal certificates must be on file at St. Kevin’s
If your child is new to the program, it is a requirement of the Diocesan Office of Education and Compliance that we have a baptismal certificate on file before your child can attend classes. Baptismal forms can be uploaded during the registration process or faxed to St. Kevin’s at 401-732-2832 Attn: Christine Reilly.

If your child was baptized at another parish, please contact that parish office and request that a copy of the baptismal certificate be mailed to 333 Sandy Lane, Attn: Christine Reilly; or faxed to St. Kevin’s at 401-732-2832,  Attn: Christine Reilly.  Certificates can also be dropped off at the parish office during business hours Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m. to noon.


Program Overview

The program this year will be run in a series of 4 mini retreat sessions which will extend from 1–4  p.m. on Sunday afternoons.  The students will meet in person and the classes will be held in the church/church hall in order to maintain social distancing and appropriate safety measures.  There will not be an option for virtual learning.  We want to provide the students with the best possible opportunity to strengthen their faith and enjoy the journey as they prepare for this important sacrament and that will be best served in person.  There will be an informational meeting and introduction session held in November.  By pushing back the start of classes, we are hoping to mitigate any issues due to COVID-19 that may affect classes in person this fall.  Please watch the bulletin for further details as they become available.  Paperwork and files will be available on the parish website as well.

The following dates will be for the Confirmation Program:
November 22: Parents and students must be present for the first hour of the meeting
December 13
January 10
February 28
March 28
April 11  (backup date/final interviews)

Mass Attendance

The Mass and the receiving of the Eucharist are the very center of our Catholic faith. The obligation to attend Sunday and holy day Masses is a responsibility for all Catholics. We expect all of our students to understand and accept this rule, which is based upon the Third Commandment. It is of vital importance your children attend weekly Mass. Parents, we humbly ask for your partnership in teaching your children the importance of Mass by taking them to church.

Community Service Hours

Form: Confirmation Service Log

Stewardship is the sharing of our time, talent, and treasure out of gratitude to Almighty God for all of the blessings that He has bestowed upon us. In preparation for Confirmation, it is important that students reflect on and identify those areas in their lives where they excel and find a way to share them with others, especially the marginalized. This is an opportunity for self-reflection on the gifts God has given to each of us. We ask that students perform a minimum of five service hours in the church and a minimum of five service hours in the community.

Sponsor Selection

Form:  Confirmation Sponsor Form

Each candidate will choose a sponsor before formal classes begin. The sponsor will be required to obtain a Sponsor Certificate from his or her parish prior to acceptance for this role in the faith journey of the candidate. Sponsors must be living their own lives according to the teachings of the Catholic Church, be baptized and confirmed, and if married, validly married in the Catholic Church as well as attending Mass regularly as the basic minimum of participation in the life of the church. Parents cannot be sponsors under any circumstance since they are already considered the “first and best teachers of the faith” for their children.

Confirmation Name

Form: Confirmation Name Form

Whenever God did something big in the Bible, He often changed a person’s name as a sign of what He was doing. Jesus changed Simon’s name to Peter, meaning “rock.” This is because Jesus made Peter the first pope, and thus started the church. When you choose the name of a saint as your confirmation name, you are choosing a friend and mentor in heaven. You should choose a saint’s name based on the connection you have with that saint’s life.

Forms