Confirmation Preparation


The age of Confirmation has been lowered from 10th grade to 8th grade across the Archdiocese of Boston. This coming year, we will be Confirming our 8th, 9th and 10th graders.

10th graders will continue their preparation for Confirmation in September and receive the Sacrament of Confirmation Saturday, October 26 or Sunday October 27 at 5:00pm parish Masses.

The 10th grade prep sessions will be:

  • Sunday, September 29 from 6:15-7:45pm
  • Sunday, October 6 from 6:15-7:45pm
  • Sunday, October 20 from 6:30-8:00pm (parent and teen Evening of Reflection)

Please mark your calendar for these important dates!!

8th and 9th graders will begin preparation for Confirmation in November and receive the Sacrament of Confirmation at a date TBD in March 2025. Classes will be held on Sunday evening from 6:15-7:45pm. A detailed schedule will be published in July. The format of the evenings will include speakers, small group discussions and various prayer experiences.  Parents will join the teens during two of the Confirmation sessions. 

If you have any questions contact Matthew Bensman.  Please help spread the word about this change in Confirmation age with your friends and neighbors.

Registration for the 2024 - 2025 program has begun.

For ease and convenience, we have now moved all of our programs into one registration form for families to use, no matter the grade level, and created one pricing schedule throughout all programs. Click the link below to register for any of our Faith Formation programs.


Confirmation Retreats

Our 10th grade Confirmation Candidates and at least one parent will attend an Evening of Reflection on Sunday, October 20 at 6:30pm in the Church to spiritually prepare for Confirmation the following week.  This Evening of Reflection will serve as their retreat.

For our 8th and 8th graders, there will be a retreat in the winter.

Service Hours

Our Service Hour Program is changing!  Service is an important part of our Catholic faith and thus, is a part of our formation program. We will be offering service experiences throughout the year here at Holy Family and ask that students participate in at least two of those events.  More details and a full schedule of service events will be available in the summer.

Confirmation Date

Confirmation Masses for our 10th graders will be held Saturday, October 26 at 5:00pm & Sunday, October 27 at 5:00pm.  You will have a chance to sign up for a specific Mass on the Faith Formation Registration Form.

Confirmation for our 8th and 9th graders will be held in March 2025.  Those dates are determined by the Archdiocese and we will announce the dates as soon as they become available.

Volunteers Needed

We need parent volunteers to help facilitate small group experiences during our break out session times. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Matt.

Have Questions?

Visit our new Frequently Asked Questions page or contact Mary Hayes in the Faith Formation Office.