“Changing Lives with the Love of God to the Glory of God.”

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A Brief Overview

The Rite of Confirmation is a time for people to confirm or affirm the promises made to them by God in their Baptism. This is also a time to publicly announce the understanding of our responsibilities as Christians, knowing that we live under the forgiving power of the risen Christ and how we are called to spread the good news of God’s love in Christ by loving and serving others.

We call the classes leading up to Confirmation “Catechesis.” This word simply means “religious instruction in preparation for Confirmation.” Our program lasts from 6th-8th grade, with students undergoing the rite of Confirmation in their 9th grade year. We have classes on Sunday mornings and evenings, and various events throughout the year.

To learn more about our program, download the “Catechesis Handbook” at the top of this page – this document provides everything you need to know about our program. If you have further questions, feel free to contact DCE Ryan Howard at (631) 584-5212 ex. 205, or at