Confirmation Candidates 2021
- May 2, 2021 at 1:00PM - St. Athanasius Car Mass
- May 2, 2021 at 3:00PM - St. Athanasius Car Mass
Dear Candidates, Sponsors & Parents,
I want to thank you for your support this past year as we journied through a year of unexpected challenges and unexpected graces poured out upon the Reading Catholic Community through the works of so many faith filled volunteers and families.
Our 20/21 Confirmation Prep Program is large, the largest it has been in my 11 years of service here in Reading. Being large in numbers is both a blessing and a challenge when trying to plan for 152 teens who hope to celebrate this sacrament in the next few months. 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 (which is a current practice during COVID). 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 immediate family members the opportunity to attend their candidate's celebration with their Sponsor as long as they are all members of the same "bubble" or "pod". You are 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 Sunday, May 2nd at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Both Masses will take place at St. Athanasius.
In order to preapare for these celebrations all candidates must use the following link to enter their Full Name (First, Middle, Last), their Confirmation Name (Saint Names Only) and Sponsor Information. Note: this link will also provide information to candidates that will guide them in selecting their Confirmation Name and Sponsor.
*Please select your date below and fill out online form on RCC's Website no later that March 15th.
Link for Confirmation Name & Sponsor Information -
I am hosting two Zoom Parent Meetings after Easter - April 12th and April 14th, both 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 Link -
Password - Disciple
I realize that the "Car Mass" will be a new experience for many, however to date, our celebrated Car Masses have been wonderful, the music joyfilled and reception of the Eucharist, profound. It truly is a testimony to the perserverance of a community of faith, while keeping all who attended safe.
Thank you again for your support.
United in Christ,
|| Paula Colpitts