Each candidate for the Sacrament of Confirmation is expected to complete a project of Christian Service as part of the requirements for the reception of the Sacrament. The projects of Christ like service are to help the candidate explore areas of apostolic activity that should be a part of our lived and practiced Catholic faith.
For practical purposes, parents are asked to oversee the service hours. It is recommended that approximately 15 service hours be completed. One time service is not acceptable. The program seeks the candidate’s initiative and willingness to begin and follow through in their chosen area of service and the hope is that this will manifest personal responsibility and a sense of commitment to the wider parish community and the community in general.
Verification of these hours, in writing, must come directly from the contact person where the work is being performed, not from a parent or relative.
Candidates are encouraged to become involved in a parish ministry for their service. This may include altar service, choir, lector, usher, rosary and altar society, feast committee, and assisting in the religious education program. Service hours done at school are also acceptable.