confirmationThe prophets of the Old Testament foretold that God’s Spirit would rest upon the Messiah to sustain his mission.  Their prophecy was fulfilled when Jesus the Messiah was conceived by the Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.  The Holy Spirit descended on Jesus on the occasion of his baptism by John.  Jesus’ entire mission occurred in communion with the Spirit. Before he died, Jesus promised that the Spirit would be given to the Apostles and to the entire Church.  After his death, he was raised by the Father in the power of the Spirit.

Confirmation deepens our baptismal life that calls us to be missionary witnesses of Jesus Christ in our families, neighborhoods, society, and the world.  . . .  We receive the message of faith in a deeper and more intensive manner with great emphasis given to the person of Jesus Christ, who asked the Father to give the Holy Spirit to the Church for building up the community in loving service.

-from the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults

St. Mary of the Assumption Parish – Confirmation Program Overview

The confirmation program at St. Mary’s is a two year program most often attended by grade 9 students in year 1 and and grade 10 students in year 2.  However, sometimes students stop attending the Faith Formation program in their younger years and don’t return until high school.   For any student who has been away from the church and the formation program for two or more of the middle school years, there is a one year review program that can be arranged with the Coordinator.  After the review year, the student may begin the confirmation program in Year 1.

For additional information on our 2-year Confirmation Preparation program, please go to the Faith Formation menu or click here.

Confirmation Coordinator:  Lisa Harney
Please contact Lisa for any questions and further information at or 781.925.5446.


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