Before you are confirmed you should choose a patron saint. Pt #3 of the Confirmation guidelines issued by Bishops Conlon and Siegel state: "Candidates whose given/baptism name is not Christian (canonized saint) should choose a Confirmation name form the names of canonized saints. Other candidates may choose a Confirmation name. Whether they keep their baptism name or choose a confirmation name, the candidates should have a good knowledge of their patron saint (even if they have chosen the name to honor a relative or friend0." Therefore, a patron saint reflection is necessary.
To begin your reflection:
*Choose your patron saint
*Research the life of your saint at the library, books on saints, or online at: www.catholic.org or www.americancatholic.org or www.loyolapress.com
*For additional resources, check with the Director of Religious Education, Mr. Tom Uraski.
*Fill out the following to guide you in your reflection.
You only need to fill out ONE form, either on-line OR hard copy.