PLEASE NOTE: ALL CCD CLASSES ARE CANCELLED until further notice (Govenment instructions/coronavirus)
CCD Confirmation class runs every Sunday morning except school holidays.
Registration not yet open for 2020-2021
Detailed Confirmation Program 2019-2020 :
-Sun 15 Sept : CCD classes started.
-Sunday 22 Sept at 12:15pm: First PARENT's Meeting in hall (on Parish Information Day)
-Sunday 13 Oct (morning): Food & clothes Drive. Confirmation candidates are asked to help that morning
-Sat 23 November 9am to 12noon: Visit to Red Cross-Le Pecq. (meet at St Joseph's)
-Sat 25 January 2020 from 10am to 3pm: Retreat, group activities, meditation, penance service and Mass at 2.00 p.m. Parents of the Confirmation Candidates are invited to this Mass. The retreat concludes at 3 p.m.
-Sunday 26 January 2020 at St Joseph’s Church during the 11am Mass: Enrollment of Confirmation candidates. All parishioners asked to pray for our Confirmation Candidates.
-Letters to the Bishop (officially asking to be confirmed) before 1 March (to be handed out to teachers). Our Bishop will be Monseigneur Denis JACHIET, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Paris.
-Sat 25 April 2020: Retreat: at St Joseph's from 10.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m; (exchange between the candidates and Mgr Jachiet about letters received). This session includes 11.00 a.m. parish Mass: All families of Candidates and parishioners are invited to this Mass. Retreat ends at 12.30 p.m
- Confirmation 31 May 2020 at 3pm (Pentecost).
Some photos: Confirmation last Pentecost Sunday 9 June 2019 for both CCD and Marymount School Candidates: Monseigneur Xavier Rambaud, Episcopal Vicar of Paris officiated .
Confirmation is the strengthening of the new life of Baptism. As such it brings an increase and deepening of baptismal grace. St Ambrose, speaking to the newly confirmed explains: "Recall then that you have received the spiritual seal, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of right judgment and courage, the spirit of knowledge and reverence, the spirit of holy fear in God's presence. Guard what you have received. God the Father has marked you with his sign; Christ the Lord has confirmed you and has placed his pledge, the Spirit, in your hearts" (St. Ambrose, De myst. 7, 42: PL 16, 402-403).