Faith Formation (Grades 7- 8 and Confirmation Prep)


Calendars for 2017-2018 School Year will be coming soon


Confirmation Program CP1 & CP2 (Primarily Grades 9 & 10)

The Saint Matthew Confirmation program follows the guidelines of the Diocese of Norwich. The program consists of 2 years of studying our Faith, Catholic Social Teaching, the Workings of the Holy Spirit in our lives and Community Service. We will delve into a deeper prayer life through learning and participating in different devotions of the Catholic Faith, attending Mass together and through Adoration. Our vision for St. Matthew's Confirmation students is that they will grow in wisdom, knowledge and love, having the confidence to go out into the world to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ and live a Faith filled life, steeped in the CatholicTradition.


Our curriculum for Grades 7 & 8 is "We Live Our Faith, as Disciples of Jesus, Vol. 1" published by Sadlier.  Their website for additional information, interactive games for the students and online resources is:

Our curriculum for Confirmation Prep years 1 & 2 (CP1 & CP2) is "Decision Point" by Matthew Kelly and Dynamic Catholic.  Their website for additional information and for the Mobile App is:

Faith Formation Enrichment for Grades 7 - CP2 (High school)

As faithful Catholics our lives are enriched through Prayer and Service. In grades 7 – CP2 we will be further developing our relationship with God and with each other by deepening our prayer life and by reaching out to others who are in need, with kindness and compassion. To help you make a conscious effort to deepen your prayer life and to serve others in God's name, please complete this enrichment form and turn it in by the last week of class. 

You may download the form here


Prayers and Practices of Our Faith

Linked below is a list of Catholic prayers and practices that should be memorized by each child in the program. You will note that new prayers are added each year, and each year builds on the prior year.
You may download a printable form of the Prayers and Practices of Our Faith HERE.


The Catholic Communtiy of St. Bernard and St. Matthew Youth Group (CCYG) now has a Facebook page.  Like us and follow us to know all the new and fun events in the planning for our wonderful Youth Ministry Program.

Catholic Community Youth Group

2nd Saturday Faith and Fun Nights!

The 2nd Saturday of the month from November to April are special Saturdays where the teens of our community can come together to pray together at the 5 PM Mass, serve our community with different service projects and enjoy one another's company through fun games and lots of laughter and joy!  Friends are always welcome.



The Catholic Community of Saint Bernard & Saint Matthew YOUTH GROUP

Youth Group meets once a month in the the Youth Room behind the St. Bernard's rectory.  We meet from 6- 8 pm.  The meetings dates are always posted in the calendar and the bulletin.  Come join other teens (grades 8 - high school) for great discussions, teambuilding, and lots of silliness and fun!

Our monthly Youth Group Meeting is back in full swing this Sunday from 6 - 8 PM!  Come join us!

Youth Mass

Youth Mass is held at either St. Bernard's or St. Matthew's usually about 6 times a year.  The Mass is open for all Youth in grade 7- high school.  Mass begins at 6 PM, following Mass we have dinner together and a little bit of Youth Group Fun!  The Youth Mass is always on the calendar and in the bulletin.