Our Local Church Community
St. Edward's the Confessor
569 Clifton Park Ctr Rd Clifton Park, NY 12065
St. Mary's Crescent
86 Church Hill Rd, Waterford, NY 12188
|Sacrament of Confirmation|Class and Retreat Requirements
The second year of Confirmation preparation comprises of three required components:
- Attendance in each of the five Rituals of Confirmation Classes
- Attendance in the Respect and Relationship Class.
- Participation in two Retreats
Confirmation candidates from Corpus Christi will be completing their last year of preparation with their peers from the parishes of St. Edward the Confessor and St. Mary's of Crescent. The list of class dates and retreat dates are listed below.
Sessions and Retreat Signup
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or 877-8506 ext 373
2016-2017 Preparation Classes
An Adult is Required to Attend Every Class
Unless noted by an asterisk (*), all classes will be 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Choose one date from each of the following classes:
1. Baptism - Class held at St. Edward’s
10/3 or 10/11 or 10/19
2. Reconciliation - Class held at St. Mary's Crescent 11/13* or 11/16 or 11/20*
(* This class will be held at 1pm to 3pm)
(* This class will be held at 1pm to 3pm) 1/8* or 1/12 or 1/18
3. Prayer - Class held at Corpus Christi
4. Eucharist - Class held at Corpus Christi
2/2 or 2/5* or 2/13
(* This class will be held at 1pm to 3pm)
3/2 or 3/6 or 3/19*
5. Gifts of the Spirit - Class held at St. Edward's
(* This class date is cancelled)
10/6 or 11/8 or 12/14 or 1/4 or 2/16 or 3/7
6. Respect & Relationships Class (Christian Sexuality) - St. Mary's Crescent
Service Based Retreat - Choose one of the following dates:
~Saturday, October 15, 2016
~Saturday, November 19, 2016
Cancelled ~Saturday, December 17, 2016
~Saturday, January 21, 2017
~Saturday, February 11, 2017
All retreats will be held at St. Mary’s from 9:00 to 3:30.
Prayer Based Retreat - TBD
The following Required Documents are due in the Faith Formation office
It's time to share with Father your desire to be Confirmed. These meetings are scheduled to be brief; 15 minutes.
Letter to the Bishop
All candidates are required to write a letter to Bishop Scharfenberger and bring that letter with you to your meeting with Father Lesser. When writing your letter be sure to include:
1. What are the reasons you want to be confirmed? Please write an authentic letter. Honest reflections and comments written with respect are welcomed by the Bishop.
2. What part of the preparation process was most helpful to you?
3. When confirmed, what difference will you make? (Personal
growth in your relationship to God, service to others, doing God's work in the
4. Some words of thanks to the Bishop for his time in coming to
Corpus Christi Church to perform the Ceremony.
5. Sign your letter in pen and print your name under the
To schedule your meeting please click on the image below:
You will need an access code - please contact the Faith Formation Office to obtain it.
- 877-8506 ext 373
If my 10th grader did not participate in the 9th grade
program and/or did not complete their service hours, can s/he still be
confirmed this year?
In most cases, yes. You must contact Eileen Earle in the Faith
Formation office to make arrangements to complete both 9th grade
preparation and 10th grade immediate preparation. This process is not
uncommon and has been completed by students in prior years in time to
Q:If my child attends a Catholic school, is s/he still required to attend these classes and retreats.
Yes. The second year of Confirmation classes is for Immediate
Preparation. The Immediate Preparation is to provide for full, conscious
and active participation in the life, mission and work of the Catholic
faith community. As such, this does not fall under the responsibility of
school and is not provided for at school.
Q: If my child took the Respect and Relationships class in 9th grade, does s/he need to take it again in 10th grade.
No. The Respect and Relationship class is required only one time. If
your child attends a Catholic High School s/he does not need to take
this class, as the class is given in school.
Q: Is it possible for a parent to be the sponsor of their child?
No. A parent can not be a sponsor, but they can be a Proxy for the
sponsor, if the sponsor is unable to attend the celebration of the
Sacrament of Confirmation.
If you have additional questions, please contact Eileen Earle at 877-8506 ext 373