Confirmation

Coordinators: Brian Callahan and Trish Meegan
Email: confirmationdirector@saintkevinri.org


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

Today, many people see Confirmation as a “graduation” from religious education, but it is our hope that this full-year program is just the beginning for our young adults.

Through classroom gatherings, retreats, speakers, and community service outreach, our program works to build the following values in our students:

  • Trust in God
  • Spreading the faith by word and action as true witnesses of Christ
  • Serving others humbly as we stand up for the poor and vulnerable
  • Seeing God in everything
  • Increasing the gifts of the Holy Spirit within us

Classes meet on Sunday mornings from 10:50 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. throughout the school year. Classes will alternate between small classes with individual teachers and meetings/presentations to the entire Confirmation class.

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.

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