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 St. Andrew and St. Mary, rather than waiting until the following fall as St. Theresa had done for a number of years.
Each parish still holds its own Confirmation Mass. Candidates for Confirmation may choose to receive the sacrament in any parish, though they are encouraged to receive the sacrament of Confirmation in their home parish.
St. Andrew is continuing their tradition of holding their Confirmation Mass at a regularly scheduled 4:00pm Mass on Saturday afternoon.
St. Mary is continuing their tradition of holding their Confirmation Mass on a Thursday evening.
St. Theresa has been continuing their tradition of holding their Confirmation Mass(es) on a Saturday, however, since moving from the fall (after 2015), St. Theresa’s Confirmation Masses had been held on a Saturday in June.
For the spring of 2020, at the request of Bishop Hennessey, St. Mary’s Confirmation will likely be held in later May while St. Theresa’s Confirmation will be held in earlier May. This is due to heat / air-conditioning that is not at St. Theresa but is at St. Mary.