Faith Formation (Grades 7- 8 and Confirmation Prep)

Download CP1 and CP2 Calendar

Download Grades 7 and 8 Calendar

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 Begins

November 12, 2016 at the 5:00 PM Mass.  Followed by dinner, service and FUN until 8PM!  All middle school kids are invited to come help the Frosty Village Bizarre by making items for the Children’s Booth



The Catholic Community of Saint Bernard & Saint Matthew YOUTH GROUP HIKE


Drop off will be at the King Riverside Conservation Area on Dimock Road, Tolland, right off of 195 at 2 PM.  Pick up will be at the River Park Athletic Field parking lot on South River Road in Tolland.  Mass will be held at River Park at the conclusion of our hike.  All participants must complete the Hike permission slip.  Please R.S.V.P. by Oct. 19th.

Hike Permission Slip