The 8th Grade Enrollment Ceremony will be on Tuesday October 12th at 7:00 pm in the church.
Student and at least 1 parent must attend. We will go over the requirements for the sacrament of Confirmation.
***8th Grade Retreat – Required – Friday November 12th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm***
Please arrive at the gym 15 to 20 minutes before 6:00.
All students must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older and that adult will stay for the whole retreat.
“Young people, if they know how to pray, can be trusted to know what to do with God’s call.” Pope Benedict XVI
In an effort to hold students more accountable for their learning, students in grades 6, 7 will be tested after each unit in their book (4 times/year). A minimum of 70% average is required to move on to the next grade. Special consideration will be given for those with IEPs.
Grade 8 will have a mid-term and a final exam. Those students not achieving a 70% score will be given an assignment to complete to improve their score.
Confirmation Dress Code Requirements: All students and sponsors must be neatly dressed.
Girls: Dress, skirt and blouse or dress slacks, dress shoes. Dresses and skirts must be of the appropriate length for Church. Beware that spiky heels can catch in the carpeting causing tripping.
Boys: Dress pants or khakis with dress shirt and tie, dress shoes. No jeans, T-shirts or sneakers.
All students will wear robes – the girls will wear white and the boys will wear red. The robes will be distributed on designated days/times, to be emailed to families, as Confirmation day approaches. Please check length, zippers, etc. and notify the Religious Ed. office if there are any issues with gowns.
Sacramental Prep Requirements for all Students and Families for 2021-22 (including Summer Remote students):
***Attend Enrollment Promise Ceremony Meeting Tuesday October 12th at 7:00 pm in the church. At least one parent will accompany student.
***Enrollment Promise: Signed by parent & student during the 8th Grade Enrollment Ceremony
***Confirmation Fee – $100 (link to pay below). Due by January 10th, 2022
Sponsor Statement of Faith and Certification Form (attached) due January 10th, 2022
Confirmation Questions – (download below) must be studied so that each student is well-versed by Confirmation day. They will be questioned on Confirmation day.
***Corporal Works of Mercy Service Project: Each child will be required to perform 10 hours of Christian Service. Each student shall also write a short reflection (about a paragraph) on how this service experience has affected him/her. The 10 hours to be completed and the form submitted by February 14th, 2022
***Letter to Fr. Tom – Why they want to receive Sacrament, how they prepared and will continue to prepare for it and how they will continue to live a life of service. Due December 6th, 2021.
***Interview of Sponsor – This project is interactive – it’s an interview – not a form to give to the sponsor for him/her to fill out! Required form to be downloaded from the Confirmation tab on the webpage – due date – Dec. 13th, 2021 scan and email, mail or drop off.
***Saint Report – Name of saint chosen for Confirmation name. Required form to be downloaded from the Confirmation tab on the webpage. Due December 28th, 2021.
***Gifts of the Spirit Project – art project (drawing, collage, painting, etc) demonstrating each: Wisdom, Understanding, Right Judgment, Courage, Knowledge, Reverence, Wonder & Awe (Submit a photo of project via email). Due February 14th, 2022
***Regular Attendance at Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation.
***8th Grade Summer Intensive students must participate in 4 additional Liturgical Experiences, this is mandated by the Diocese of Trenton. However all students are greatly encouraged to take part in as many as possible. The list will be attached shortly.
***Students will be required to attend two Sacramental Preparation sessions during the month of February 2022. The dates will be posted on the website and e-mailed.
*** Fr. Tom will hear penance before Confirmation: details to follow.
*** Practice the week before Confirmation – The sponsors must attend the practice. If a sponsor cannot be there, a parent must attend in his/her place. (Dates will be posted on the webpage).
Forms available to download: