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Confirmation Program grades 9 & 10
The Saint Matthew Confirmation program follows the guidelines of the Diocese of Norwich. The program consists of 2 years of studying our Faith, Catholic Social Teaching, the Workings of the Holy Spirit in our lives and Community Service. We will delve into a deeper prayer life through learning and participating in different devotions of the Catholic Faith, attending Mass together and through Adoration. Our vision for St. Matthew's Confirmation students is that they will grow in wisdom, knowledge and love, having the confidence to go out into the world to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ and live a Faith filled life, steeped in the CatholicTradition.
The program for Grades 7 & 8 is "We Live Our Faith, as Disciples of Jesus, Vol. 1" published by Sadlier. Their website for additional information, interactive games for the students and online resources is: http://www.sadlierreligion.com/webelieve/
Grades 7 - 8 will also use the "Chosen Your Journey Toward Confirmation" program to enrich some lessons during the year.
The program for Confirmation Prep years 1 & 2 (CP1 & CP2) is"Chosen Your Journey Toward Confirmation", Ascension Press and "Decision Point" by Matthew Kelly and Dynamic Catholic. Their website for additional information and for the Mobile App is:http://dynamiccatholic.com/confirmation/
Faith Formation Enrichment for Grades 7 - 10
As faithful Catholics our lives are enriched through Prayer and Service. In grades 7 – CP2 we will be further developing our relationship with God and with each other by deepening our prayer life and by reaching out to others who are in need, with kindness and compassion. To help you make a conscious effort to deepen your prayer life and to serve others in God's name, please complete this enrichment form and turn it in by the last week of class.
You may download the form here
Prayers and Practices of Our Faith
Linked below is a list of Catholic prayers and practices that should be memorized by each child in the program. You will note that new prayers are added each year, and each year builds on the prior year.
You may download a printable form of the Prayers and Practices of Our Faith HERE.