By the Sacrament of Confirmation, (the baptized) are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed. (Lumen Gentium,11)
Click on pictures below to view Keith Testa's Confirmation Class of 1976 with Bishop John C. Reiss of the Trenton Diocese.
For information relating to our children's reception of this Sacrament, please see our site page titled Children's Formation.
For information relating to reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation as an adult, please see our site page titled RCIA.
One of many community service projects the Confirmation candidates, grades 7 and 8, may participate in is the pro-life baby bottle campaign. This campaign raises funds for Life Choices in Metuchen.
The candidates are required to complete 25 hours of service: 10 hours for the 7th grade and 15 hours for the 8th grade.
Other projects they may participate in are:
* St. Mary's Food Pantry
* cutting manufacturers' coupons to be sent to the Armed Forces overseas to curtail the expenses in buying food
* Community Vacation Bible School held during the summer
* coloring and decorating cards for the homebound for the various holidays and holy days of the year