August 2011 Confirmation Letter

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					                      St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church
               20 Cheshire Place, East Northport, New York 11731-2591
                             Religious Education Office
                       Phone 631.261.1306 – Fax 631.757.0572
                                www.saintanthonysreligioused.com



August, 2011

Dear Parents and Guardians,

On Wednesday, October 12, 2011, Most Rev. William Murphy will administer the Sacrament of
Confirmation here at St. Anthony’s. Due to the large number of candidates to be confirmed,
there will be two ceremonies: 1:00 PM for candidates whose last name begins with A - J and
4:30 PM for candidates whose last name begins with K - Z. Your candidate and sponsor only will
assemble in the Lower Church at 12:00 PM for the 1:00 PM Mass OR at 3:30 PM for the 4:30 PM
Mass. When you invite guests, please be mindful that all attending, especially your child, will
hopefully experience a reverent and sacred atmosphere.

Please mark the following events, times and dates on your calendars.

1. PRESENTATION MASS: Confirmation Candidates, Parents/Guardians and Sponsors

         7:00 PM - Upper Church             Sunday, September 18, 2011

       At the Presentation Mass on September 18th, you will present your Confirmation candidate
       to the priest and to the community of St. Anthony’s. Your family and your candidate should
       sit in the middle pews as close to the altar as possible. The dialogue and special
       instructions for this Mass are on the back of this sheet.


2. CONFIRMATION MEETING and PENANCE SERVICE for Confirmation Candidates, Parents/
   Guardians and Sponsors. Begins in the Lower Church, ends in Upper Church. You may
choose       either date.

                                            Monday, September 19, 2011
         7:00 PM - Lower Church                          OR
                                            Tuesday, September 20, 2011


3. CONFIRMATION REHEARSAL & SEATING ASSIGNMENTS FOR CONFIRMATION
   CANDIDATES AND SPONSORS

       5:30 — 6:30 PM - Begins in Lower Church, ends in Upper Church.

       Monday, September 26, 2011 - for those being confirmed at the 1:00 PM Mass        -     A-J
       Monday, October 3, 2011    - for those being confirmed at the 4:30 PM Mass        -     K-Z


*Your Confirmation candidate is invited to participate more fully on Confirmation Day by
volunteering to read the First or Second Reading, or Prayer of the Faithful. He/she may also
volunteer to present the gifts of bread and wine. Parents please call 261-1306 to volunteer.
PRIEST/PRESIDER: Parents and guardians will you continue, to the best of your ability, to
                 confirm your child in our faith by the Christian atmosphere of
                 your home, and by living in accord with the words and example
                 of Jesus Christ, Our Lord?

PARENTS:              I will.

PRIEST/PRESIDER: Will you continue to help your child come to a deeper under-
                 standing of the truths of our faith by discussing and sharing your
                 own knowledge and insights?

PARENTS:              I will.

PRIEST/PRESIDER: And do you, candidates, promise to continue to develop your
                 relationship with Jesus by actively participating in prayer and
                 study?

CANDIDATES:           I do.

PRIEST/PRESIDER: In the name of the community of St. Anthony of Padua, I accept
                 these candidates for the Sacrament of Confirmation which will
                 be administered in October. I ask that the parish members join us
                 in prayer that you may experience this sacrament as deeply as
                 possible.

Following the directions from the priest, the candidates will be invited to come forward to receive a
Confirmation medal. When all have returned to their seats, the candidates will ask their parents to
put the medal on them.

It is our hope that this early mailing of dates and additional information will help you to make the
necessary arrangements to attend each scheduled event. May you and your candidate be ready to
receive the blessings and graces that the Holy Spirit will bestow on these special occasions.

If there are parents or grandparents of those to be confirmed who are Eucharistic ministers at St.
Anthony’s and would like to participate at the Confirmation mass, please call us.


Sincerely yours,



(Mrs.) Judy Corbellini
Director of Religious Education

				
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