It has been the custom, but not a requirement, for someone to take the name of a saint, biblical figure, or other name associated with Christianity when they receive the sacrament of Confirmation. Frequently in the bible, when someone has a major conversion experience, their name is changed. For an excellent explanation of this question, […]
Welcome to Religious Education! We are excited to partner with you, the family, to nurture the faith of each child and teen. If you are new to having a child participate in Religious Education, we have created this chart to answer the question “what program should they sign up for?” Additionally, this chart provides guidance […]
Candidates for Confirmation and their families often ask about what clothing is appropriate for the ceremony. It is suggested that you think of what you would wear for Easter Mass, than be one step more dressy. Hair should be prepared to keep the forehead open, as the Bishop will be making a cross with oil […]
The BCRE Team, Pastoral Staff, and Bishop Hennessey (our regional Episcopal Vicar, or Assistant Bishop to Cardinal Sean) have found it easier to have each parish in a collaborative hold their Confirmation Mass(es) in the same season. We decided in our first year of collaborative religious education to favor the spring (Easter Season) traditions of […]
Parents will be allowed to choose the parish in which their children will receive First Reconciliation, First Eucharist, and Confirmation. While we encourage you to choose your home parish, we realize that some families may choose to receive sacraments at another parish in the collaborative for reasons of family convenience, schedule conflicts, etc.
Our First Reconciliation and First Eucharist program, for children and their parents, is designed for those in Elementary School, Grades 2-4. Adolescents (Grade 5 and older) who have not yet received their First Eucharist (Communion) or First Reconciliation (Penance/Confession) should contact Tony Carbrello, Assistant Director of Faith Formation. He, or a volunteer he entrusts, will […]