1061 Springfield Street Feeding Hills MA 01030 office@sacredheartfeedinghills.org 413.786.8200

C.C.D. Schedule

2021-2022

Faith Formation Registration 
1 student $50.00
2 or more students $90.00
Registration has been extended 
until Friday September 17th

Classes will be starting in October.
Parent Meetings on Sunday October 17th 
Grades 1-6 at 9:30 a.m.
Grades 7-10 at 6:30 p.m.
First Classes will be 
Sunday, October 24th



For cancellations go to

www.sacredheartfeedinghills.org

Grades 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th

Sunday Mornings 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

October 17th

All Parents and students meet in the church with Fr. Steve and Lisa Raffia

October 24th (Grade 3 Tour of the Church w/ Fr. Steve and parents)

November 14th

December 5th

January 9th

February 6th

March 6th ( Grade 2 Tour of the Church with Fr. Steve and parents)

April 10th Last Class

First Communion Practice’s:

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Thursday & Friday All Practices are Mandatory

April 28th & 29th at 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

First Holy Communion is Sunday May 1stat 1:00 p.m.

Grades 7th, 8th, and 9th

Sunday Evenings 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

October 17th

All Parents and Children meet in the church

with Fr. Steve and Lisa Raffia

October 24th

November 14th

December 5th

January 9th

February 6th

March 6th

April 10th Last Class

Grade 10 Confirmation Preparation

Attendance is Mandatory for all classes

Sunday Evenings 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

October 17th All Parents and Students meet in church with Fr. Steve and Lisa Raffia October 24th
November 14th Baptismal and Holy Communion Certificates Due
December 5th Statement of Intention Papers Due
January 9th Confirmation Name Paper Due
February 6th Sponsor Paper and Sponsor Certificates Due
March 6th Tour of the Church with Fr. Steve
April 10th Community Service Papers Due
Retreat TBD Attendance is Mandatory

Confirmation & Practice TBD
Confirmation TBD

Sacred Heart Parish

Requirements for the Sacrament of Confirmation 2021-2022

As a candidate for confirmation you are responsible to complete the following requirements:

A. Initiation:

The Sacrament of Confirmation completes the process of initiation, which began when you were baptized. Through the Eucharist Jesus, the Blood of Life spiritually nourishes us. In Confirmation we confirm the gift of faith we already have by becoming a true witness to Christ and His Church. If you were not baptized, or did not receive your First Communion at Sacred Heart, you must submit a copy of these certificates to Lisa Raffia no later than Sunday, November 14,2021.

B. Statement of Intention:

Type a one-page letter stating your intention and reason for wanting to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation and submit it to Lisa Raffia no later than Sunday, December 5, 2021.

C. Confirmation Name:

You will be asked to pick your Confirmation name. This may be a name taken from the Old or New Testament or your may wish to retain your given or Baptismal name. There is more to it than just choosing a name. The choosing of a specific name is a significant action; it symbolizes a new start whereby you try to imitate the qualities or virtues of the person whose name you have chosen. You must do the following: 1) Choose a Saint’s name. 2) Do some research on the name you have chosen. 3) Write a biography of the individual. 4) Discuss why you chose the name and how that person’s life applies to you. Submit this one-page typed paper to Lisa Raffia no later than Sunday, January 9, 2022.

D. Sponsor & Sponsor Certificates:

It is necessary for each candidate to have a sponsor on the day of Confirmation. Since Confirmation completes the initiation process begun at Baptism, it is desirable that the one who undertook the role of sponsor or godparent at Baptism be your sponsor for Confirmation. If this is not possible, then choose a person who has been an example to you, who has led you to this day of Confirmation, and demonstrates qualities of strong Christian living. Sponsor Certificates and Sponsor Papers due Sunday, February 6, 2022.

  • Sponsor Certificate To be admitted to the role of sponsor a person must: 1) have completed the 16th year; 2) be a confirmed Catholic who receives the Eucharist and leads a life in keeping with the Catholic faith; and 3) has not been remarried outside the Catholic Church. Note: both grandparents are acceptable; a sponsor cannot be father or mother of the one to be confirmed.
  • Sponsor Paper: Whomever you choose, make sure you give the decision some thought. Type a one-page paper giving the full name, and the reasons for choosing that person. Submit the paper to Lisa Raffia no later than Sunday, February 6, 2022.

E. Community Service Project:

As witnesses to the Christian Life, those who are baptized are called to follow Christ and his loving style of service to others. Type a one-page paper describing your service to your church or community and submit it to Lisa Raffia no later than Sunday, April 10, 2022.

You are required to do 10 hours of Community Service and

5 hours of Church service, as a Collector, Greeters, or Lector.

F. Retreat:

All Confirmation students are required to attend the retreat. Attendance is Mandatory. TBD