Resurrection Parish Religious Education Program PREP

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All candidates are required to attend a Confirmation Retreat. Dates and times are as follows: Sunday, November 6-11:00am-3:30pm, Sunday, January 8- 11:00am-3:30pm & Sunday, April 16-11:00am-3:30pm.  Dates will be assigned.

All Catholics have a lifelong obligation of love and service to God. As Catholics we believe that Sunday is a special day; it is the Lord’s Day. This day should be kept special – free from work and everyday business. It is a serious duty and an important responsibility for all Catholics, young and old, to assemble on Saturday evenings or Sundays to attend Mass. Regular Mass attendance is required for the Confirmation year (every week). Mass attendance cards can be found at the entrance to church. Please bring your completed card to the sacristy door at the end of Mass every week and hand them to the priest. If you attend another church, please bring a signed card or bulletin to the sacristy door at Resurrection the following week. Don't forget to put your name on the card or the bulletin.

3. CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY SERVICE: 20 HOURS SERVICE – due by the week of April 30, 2023
We are no better as Catholics than when we are serving others. Therefore, students who are preparing for Confirmation will be required to complete 20 hours of community service. Five of these hours should be parish related. When choosing a community service opportunity ask yourself if this experience truly helps those in need. Examples of parish related community service are as follows:
1. POTS –Thanksgiving and Christmas events
2. Don Bosco service-afterschool program, read
3. PREP help-opportunities will be sent to you.
4. Meals on Main/CARITAS Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen in Port Chester
We will let you know of parish related community service opportunities through emails and the bulletin.

4. INVESTITURE CONTRACT – attend Investiture Mass on Sunday, October 2, 2022@10:00am
The investiture contract has five points which parents and candidates must read and review together. The candidate signs the contract as an acceptance of their desire to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. The contract will be distributed at the Confirmation Meeting.

5. CONFIRMATION NAME & SAINT REPORT – submit to class the week of November 13, 2022
Students will choose a Confirmation name as a sign of their growth in faith. The name must be the name of a Saint, or a variation of that name. Students research and prepare a single page report, typed and double-spaced on the Saint whose name they have chosen, detailing information on that Saint, explaining why they chose his/her name, and including how, by imitating the qualities of this Saint, they can be a better Christian.

6. CANDIDATE’S LETTER TO MONSIGNOR DWYER – due in class the week of January 8, 2023.
Each candidate is required to type a letter to Monsignor Dwyer, stating their desire to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. The letter should include reasons why they would like to be confirmed, how they have prepared for the sacrament, why they feel they are ready, and how they will continue to carry out their faith and make it real and alive in the future. Please email to

Each candidate will select a sponsor that will present him/her to the Bishop on the day of their Confirmation, and will then commit to the responsibility of helping his/her candidate continue to fulfill the obligations and teachings of the Catholic faith. The sponsor for any candidate may be male or female, be at least 16 years of age, belong to the Catholic Church, and has received the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation. Sponsors must write a letter to Monsignor Dwyer, accepting this most important role and stating why they would make a good sponsor. Letters are due by February 7. This letter should be emailed to Monsignor Dwyer at

Tuesday, May 16, 2023 from 7:00pm-8:00pm in the Lower Church Hall
PREP and Private Catholic School Students take the test in the Lower Church Hall from 7pm to 8pm (enter from the parking lot). Arrival time for the test is 6:50pm. Students should bring two No. 2 pencils. The study guide will be distributed in class. No cell phones please, it you bring one we will have a box for collection and pick-up after the test.  Note: This test will be taken by Resurrection School students during their school day.

10.CONFIRMATION DAY – Sunday June 4, 2023 – Bishop Whalen will preside.
GROUP A @ 12:30pm, GROUP B @ 3:00pm