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Welcome to St. Mary's Confirmation page! 

Registration for Phase 1 and Phase 2 Confirmation opens Monday, June 3rd  

Phase 1 Confirmation Schedule 2019-2020

Phase 2 Confirmation Schedule 2019-2020 

Are you a current eighth grader and interested in the Confirmation program? You and a parent are invited to our CONFIRMATION ORIENTATION being held on Sunday, June 2, 2019. Join us in St. Clare Hall of the Carnevale Center at 7PM for an information meeting. Registration for our Phase 1 Confirmation program opens on Monday, June 3rd. 

Phase 1 (first year/freshmen candidates) Program Components


    • Each candidate will perform service with their small group. All service will take place during their regular meeting time on the St. Mary’s campus.
    • If a candidate is absent for their group’s service night they may need to complete outside service on their own to fulfill the service component.
    • Ten 1 ½ hour Small Group meetings.
    •  Meeting options are Sunday 6-7:30PM, Sunday 7:45-9:15PM or Tuesday 7-8:30PM.
    • Attendance will be taken at ALL small group meetings, retreats and special events.
    • If a candidate is going to be absent, we ask that a parent notify the Coordinator of Confirmation.
    • Please note only 2 absences are allowed and ALL absences must be “made up” on line within one week of absence.
  •  Upon the third absence, the candidate, after completion of all on-line make up sessions may have to meet with the coordinator for assessment to determine if the candidate can continue in the program.
    • All candidates are expected to arrive on time and stay for the entire class. Anyone late or leaving early will be marked as absent. ALL absences must be “made up” on line within one week of absence.
  • Each candidate will attend a weekend retreat
  • Weekend options are November 1-3, 2019, December 6-8, 2019 or January 17-19, 2020
  • Retreats are held at the Archdiocesan Youth Retreat Center in Kearny, NJ.
  • FAMILY: Participate in the Family Gathers program (January-April 2019) and attend 3 Youth Masses/Liturgies. On line reports by candidate is requisite.
  • OTHER: The candidate will select a sponsor and Confirmation name. On line report by candidate is requisite.


Questions? Please call Pat Newton at 973-835-5594 x160 or