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Letter to Parents/Grandparents/Sponsors of Confirmation Candidates
Dear Parents/Grandparents/Sponsors of Confirmation candidates:
Your candidate has been, or will be, preparing for Confirmation with other candidates in your parish. What a wonderful time of grace for your family!
The Confirmation Rite occurs during Mass, and the entire celebration can be as long as two hours. If you are coming to the Cathedral for the first time, please consider watching A Special Invitation: Attending Events at Sacred Heart Cathedral – an interactive video on celebrations at the cathedral.
While the candidates are being confirmed, all are asked to observe in quiet reflection for 45 min – an hour. Perhaps if you will have younger children present, you could download the ‘Search the Cathedral’ tool for them to use from their seats during that reflection time.
The following Baptismal Promises will be part of the Confirmation celebration for all parishes in the Diocese of Rochester.
You are encouraged to use the reflections below, share your thoughts with one another, and help each other answer the questions that follow.
- Special Invitation - Attending Events at Sacred Heart Cathedral
An interactive video about Sacred Heart Cathedral, with a glossary that explains 'church' terms. See how many items you can find in the Cathedral when you celebrate Confirmation!Read More