Confirmation Candidates 2020
Dear Candidates, Sponsors & Parents,
I want to thank you for your patience allowing the Reading Catholic Community to plan a celebration worthy of each candidate's reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation.
We are a large faith filled community which is a blessing and a challenge, when trying to plan for over 130 teens to celebrate this sacrament. We have concluded our process of discernment on how we best honor the two year preparation process that is built upon strengthing our relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church through study, prayer, worship and service.
We are happy to offer a full Mass for each celebration versus celebrating Rite of Confirmation only. Thinking outside of the box, in order to keep candidates and their families safe we have decided on offering a "Car Mass". The "Car Mass" will provide families the opportunity to attend their candidate's celebration with their Sponsor and grandparents. You are only limited by the number of guests that can fit in one car per candidate. Each family is allowed one car.
Our celebrations for the Sacrament of Confirmation will be held on Saturday, September 26th at 10:00 am and 12 noon. Both Masses will take place at St. Athanasius.
*Our Rain Date is Saturday, October 3rd 10:00 am & 12 noon.
Please sign up below, following the directions - entering First Name, Confirmation Name & Last Name of your candidate as well as their Sponsor's First and Last Name. If we are missing any information we will contact families.
I am hosting Zoom Parent Meetings Wednesday Evenings this month - September 9th, 16th & 23rd at 7:00 pm. You only need to attend one to review the details of our Masses, and ask questions you may have.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 885 7453 1271
I realize that the "Car Mass" will be a new experience for many. I attended my first "Car Mass" two weeks ago. The message was wonderful, the music was joyfilled and receiving the Eucharist was profound, as I was overwhelmed at the perserverance of people of faith while keeping all who attended safe.
Thank you for your patience and support.
United in Christ,
|| Paula Colpitts