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, […]

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 […]