Eight months later, they would be introduced by their mentors and welcomed by the congregation as confirmands
and graduates of the confirmation program.
Candidates for confirmation are typically in their early or middle teens, and it is most often the local parish priest/pastor (sometimes in collaboration with a catechist or other lay members of the congregation) who prepares the confirmands
through a process of formation intended to deepen their understanding of, and engagement with, their Christian faith.
He writes to family members about his ecumenical travels abroad and his challenging work with confirmands
from poor, working class families in north Berlin (74-75, 109-10).
Niedergeses told me that he got a list of all of the confirmands
in the diocese and sent each one an individual letter.
At the Catholic church, senior high students held almost full responsibility for the planning of retreats, and 12th graders were responsible for spiritually mentoring 8th grade confirmands
Common themes in interviews with confirmands
in Manhasset, N.
In addition to weekly German and Polish worship services, Gerss held services in the local prison and taught classes for adults and 150 confirmands
It was the ongoing lament of our priest that Confirmation was actually "Graduation," since even some of the church-going confirmands
stopped coming to Mass after the big day.
In addition to the seventy confirmands
, there were an estimated 600 relatives and guests, including members of the IHEU General Assembly and Executive Committee.