Confirmation confirms, strengthens, and perfects baptismal grace. The laying on of hands is recognized as the origin of the sacrament
and as a continuation of the grace imparted at Pentecost. Confirmation imprints an indelible character on the Christian's soul.
Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the "sacraments of Christian initiation," whose unity
must be safeguarded. Confirmation perfects Baptismal grace; it is the sacrament that gives the Holy Spirit in order to root us more
deeply in the divine filiation, incorporate us more firmly into Christ, strengthen our bond with the Church, associate us more closely
with her mission, and help us bear witness to the Christian faith in words accompanied by deeds.
At Seton Parish, Confirmation is a two year program. In grade 9, the first year students will attend the Alpha for Youth program.
In grade 10, the focus will be on specific Sacramental preparation. ** For the 2019/2020 school year students who have had continuous
enrollment in our Religious Education program and are in grade 10 will attend Alpha for Youth in the 11th grade year while we
transition into the two year Confirmation program.
Confirmation is offered to grade 10 students providing the following requirements are met:
Candidate completed Alpha for Youth (9th grade)
At least one parent must attend the parent meeting (September 29, 2019 6:00 pm in the Parish Activity Center).
Candidates must attend the retreat (January 17-19, 2020)
Candidates must attend and successfully complete SPY Religious Education classes in grades 7-10
Candidates must complete readiness assessment
The Parent's meeting will be September 29th at 6:00 in the Parish Activity Center
Confirmation Retreat will be January 17-19,2020 at Saints Peter & Paul Retreat Center.
Confirmation Rehearsal Sunday May 10, 2020 7:00 - 8:00 pm.
Confirmation May 11, 2020 7:00 Seton Parish
DOCUMENTS For Confirmation
We must have a copy of your original Baptismal Certificate (or the original for us to copy). If you do not have the original or a copy, you will need to contact the church of
baptism and request that they forward a copy to Seton Parish. If you were baptized at Seton, a copy is not necessary. If you celebrated your First Communion at Seton, your
baptismal certificate may already be on file. In any case, please return the enclosed form as soon as possible.
Confirmation Name Paper:
Confirmation is historically and theologically linked to Baptism. In order to symbolize this connection, you may elect to use your baptismal name.
You may also consider the long-time practice of selecting a name after one of the saints or after great women and men of the Bible.
The saint’s courage, strength and wisdom serve as a model of Christian faith and inspiration for your life. The decision to use your baptismal name or to choose a saint’s name
should be made on the basis of research and reflection.
If you choose a saint’s name, you should address the following:
1) How, where, and when the saint lived and died, (a brief biography), and
2) An answer to the question, “Why is this saint significant to me?”
If you use your baptismal name, you should address the following:
1) What my name means and why/how it was chosen, and
2) An answer to the question, “How has my baptism been significant in my life?”
Confirmation Information Form:
This document (enclosed) is very important. Please check the accuracy and spelling of names and addresses carefully. Full, formal names should be used.
If you do not know the information, you will need to ask your parents or contact the church of record (the church where you were baptized) if it’s a church other than Seton.