Dear Confirmation Candidates and Families, Confirmation is on Oct 11th with Bishop Jachiet. Sat 19 Sept, Candidates will meet Bishop Jachiet at St Joseph’s beginning at 10.00 a.m. Confirmation Oct 11th will be at 3 p.m. Family members who can be present in St Joseph’s will be limited due to present health regulations. CCD teachers will be in contact with you about details of preparation. I know I can rely on you to co-operate with them. Aidan, C.P.
Rehearsal will start at 1:30pm & Confirmation will begin at 3pm with Bishop Jachiet and we look forward to welcoming him to St Joseph’s.
Registration for 2020-2021 opened 1 June: FORM Fill the Form
Confirmation Program 2020-2021 :
-Sun 8th November : CCD classes start.
-Sunday date tba at 12:15pm: First PARENT's Meeting in hall
-Sat 30 January 2021 from 10am to 3pm: Retreat at St Augustin Church (75008), 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 31 January 2021 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).
- Meeting with Bishop tba
- Confirmation 23 May 2021 at 3pm (Pentecost)
Some photos: Confirmation 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).