Dear Parents and Confirmandi,
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
Thank you lord for being trustworthy and thank you for the Sacraments. So, the time we have all been waiting for has finally arrived. We finally have been assigned the dates for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Please look up your teacher and their assigned date.
Confirmation ceremonies will be celebrated on the school field. Candidates (students) and sponsors please arrive by 6:45 p.m. The ceremony will start at 7:30 p.m. sharp.
Here are the class assignments:
Wednesday, August 5th – Sam Chiuppi / Julian / Anthony’s Class
Thursday, August 6th – Emily / Justin / Sarai’s Class
Wednesday, August 12th – Bobbie’s Class
Thursday, August 13th – George / Henry & Vera’s Class
- If you cannot attend your assigned date, please notify Joe via email ASAP. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Each student can invite their sponsor and two guests and will be assigned a section with 4 chairs.
- If a student or parent is not comfortable participating in the ceremony at this time, please let me know. I completely understand. The student will have the option of attending next year’s Confirmation ceremony in May.
- Every student must have completed their Saint report and have it turned in to their catechist or can email to Joe by August 1st.
Reminder: As a sign of generosity and concern for the poor, every student is asked to bring a bag of groceries on the day of their Confirmation. This bag of miscellaneous food items will be donated to our local Chino charities during the Covid crisis.
How should I dress for the Sacrament of Confirmation?
At the Sacrament of Baptism we wear special gowns, the Sacrament of First Communion we wear white dresses or a suit, at our Marriage we wear formal gowns or tuxedos. It is fitting to dress in celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation as well.
It is in this spirit of fostering respect for each other and for sanctity of the Sacrament of Confirmation we recommend the following:
Young Women – Nice Dress or Women’s Suit
Young Men –Dress Shirt and Dress Pants. Suit or tie is suggested, but not necessary.
**The student may choose any color that they feel is appropriate for the Sacrament, but colors of the Holy Spirit are often white or red.
St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church
Youth Minister & Confirmation Coordinator
909-591-7400 Ext. 232