Confirmation 2013-2014



Holy Family Church

  Pestom Sagar, Chembur


Ministry of Faith Directors:  

Fr. Lincoln Rebello




Philosophy and Goals

“N……., be sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit”


Confirmation is a sacrament of initiation, one of the three sacraments through which people become members of the Christian community.  Confirmation preparation is part of mentoring a future generation of Christians to take their rightful place within a faith community.

Teens are the future and the promise of such a community of faith believers.  As parents, through the Sacrament of Baptism, you brought your child into the church and now share your faith with them.  Inviting them to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation is an important next step.

 The best preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation that you, as a parent, can give your son/daughter is the day-to-day living out of the faith within your home.  Children grow naturally into full membership in a community where faith is truly a lived experience.  We invite you to continue to extend support to your son/daughter so that this faith journey will continue. Throughout this year, we will walk this journey with you.


Thus only to those who have completed their Std X [ Tenth Exams ] will be admitted to the Faith Formation Program 2013-14. Those who for some reason or the other, have not completed this exam and are of the 18 years and above will also be admitted to this program.


Confirmation Parent/Teen Meeting


A meeting for all Confirmation candidates and parents will be held on:


·        Sunday, 10th  June, 2013, at  10:15 a.m. (Church)

·        Sunday, 27th October 2013, at  10:15 a.m.  Tentative (Church)

·        Sunday, 16th March 2014, at   10:15 a.m.  Tentative (Church)

You must attend these sessions.

Please mark your personal calendar NOW with the date and time of your meeting with your Son/Daughter.

Confirmation Requirements


Those attending the Faith Formation program need to successfully complete the THREE Confirmation Sections.

Each Section of the course has a Half Day’s Visit to a particular institute/Orphanage, an evening of prayer with Holy Hour before the Blessed Sacrament. It is needless to say that the above is compulsory.    

Each Student will be given an option for his/her field work [involvement in the parish] A Log book & the list of ministries will be given to the student. At the end of the Three Sections, a written exam will be held and only those who fulfill the above criteria’s will be given the Sacrament of confirmation.

 The class will be divided into groups. Wholehearted participation is compulsory within the group, especially in group discussion.     



 Class: Day & Timing  - Every Sunday Morning 

  Time: 7:45 am to 9:00 am followed by Mass. 

Place: Church / School Hall/ AV Room


It is needless to say that attendance is compulsory. All those who do not have 95% attendance for the classes in the Church, together with 100% attendance for the Institution Visitation & Do Not comply with the fieldwork requirements will NOT be given the sacrament of Confirmation.  

A Detail plan for the whole year will be given to each Student, with the dates of visitation and the proposed dates for the retreat. Please see that your child is present for the same.

If for some reason your child could not attend a particular Class, it is his/her duty to check out with the others students what was taught in the class and complete the Home Work given. No excuses will be entertained.


Registration: Rs. 250.00 only. [Inclusive of the Workbook & other Materials.]


Cost of other fieldwork and Retreat will be born by the Student himself/herself. All these will be informed well in advance. Kindly note ALL FIELDWORK AND RETREAT IS COMPULSORY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fr. Lincoln Rebello

Ministry of Faith Coordinator

Download 'Confirmation Form' from the link below:
The forms have to be downloaded, printed, filled & signed and submitted in the church office by the 25th of May' 2013.
HolyFamilyChurch PestomSagar,
Apr 26, 2013, 3:59 AM