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8th Grade Confirmation
2025

The Sacrament of Confirmation gives special graces of the Holy Spirit to the person being confirmed, just as such graces were granted to the Apostles on Pentecost.

Our Focus is on our Head, Heart and Hands:  

We want your child to have the knowledge of our faith (Head), to strengthen their relationship with God aka Discipleship (Heart) and to serve within our families, our community and beyond (Hands)

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Call me for:

Religious Formation, Family Masses, Liturgy of the Word for Children, Vacation Bible School and Confirmation. Call me with questions about our programming or to volunteer as a catechist or mentor! 

Contact

Genevieve Emanuel

908-464-1585

Registration FAQ's

Baptismal Certificate

Baptism Certificates are required for all children unless baptized at Little Flower.  You will be asked to upload a copy of your child's baptismal certificate when you register. If you don't have your child's certificate or cannot upload it, contact the religious formation office at the parish center for help.

How Can I Help?

Glad you asked! Volunteers are always welcome and needed for service projects and as mentors. Contact Religious Formation Coordinator at religiousformation.lf@gmail.com and 

Thank you!

Parish Membership

We want your family to be an active part of the Little Flower community. We ask that before you sign up for our program, you are a parishioner of the Church of the Little Flower. Click here to become a parishioner.

Tuition Assistance

No child will be denied due to financial hardship.  In the event the assistance is needed, please notify Religious Formation Coordinator at religiousformation.lf@gmail.com.

Service and Mass Requirements

The program requires 24 hours of service to the parish, the community and the family.

Super Service Saturday

6 Service Hours

There are two Saturdays built into the program to help your child achieve their required service goals. Three service hours will be completed during  each Super Service Saturday. The day includes:

  • Programmed Service Events

  • Small Group Sessions 

  • BBQ 

Sponsors are encouraged to attend​.

2024 - 2025 Service Saturdays

March 22  9 am - 1:30 pm

May 17  9 am - 1 pm

Additional Service Hours

18 hours to be completed by the candidate

The candidate will fulfill on their own a minimum of 18 additional hours serving the community, parish and their family (at least 2 hours per area) during their preparation year. Keep a log of your hours to be submitted when complete.

Mass Requirements

Religious Formation families are asked to attend a monthly family Mass. (Schedule here)

These Masses are geared towards families with children in our program.

Session FAQ's

Confirmation Session Calendar

Click here to download a copy of the calendar.

When do the sessions meet?

The Confirmation program meets on Tuesday nights at 7:30 - 9 pm. There are twelve, ninety minute sessions, typically two sessions per month from November through May of your child's eighth grade year.

What does a typical session look like?

We begin with a specific discussion topic including a video and/or speaker. We then break out into small discussion groups facilitated by parent mentors, followed by a wrap up (reflections, comments, questions).

Important Dates in 2024-2025 to Remember

Parent Meeting

October 22

7 - 8 pm

Church Lower Level

Explanatory Mass

January 7

7:30 pm

Taize Service

March 28

7 - 8 pm

Church

Rite of Welcoming

November 3

11:30 am Mass

Sponsor Meeting

February 4

7 - 7:30 pm

Zoom link will be provided for those who cannot attend in person.​​​

Super Service Saturday

May 17 

9 am - 1 pm

Confirmation Reconciliation

During your child's regular session

December 10

Super Service Saturday

March 22 

9 - 1:30 pm

Mentor/Service Team Corner

What is required to meet the Safe Environment policies if I want to volunteer with minors?

You need to fill out a volunteer application, sign the current Archdiocesan Code of Conduct, have a criminal background check and take a course in child sexual abuse awareness and prevention.  Although the Code of Conduct, application and background check must be completed before you start your service, you have 30 days to take the Protecting God’s Children program. To register for a class, check your status or for questions, contact Dan Grossano, pastoral110.lf@gmail.com.

Service Committee Information Meeting

November 5

7 pm in the Parish Center

For those interested in planning service for the candidates.

Mentor Training

October 28

7 - 8 pm

Church Lower Level

Rite of Welcoming

November 3

11:30 am Mass

For Mentors, Candidates & Sponsors

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