In 2017, Bishop Libasci announced that the Diocese of Manchester would be moving towards the restored order of the Sacraments, returning the three sacraments of Christian initiation to the original order in which they were designed to be celebrated: Baptism, Confirmation, then Eucharist.
Placing Confirmation prior to the reception of First Eucharist reinforces the Eucharist as the summit of Christian initiation. Furthermore, with the reception of the grace of the Holy Spirit at a younger age, children will have greater courage and guidance in facing the increasing difficulties of living a Christian life. Moving forward, the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be celebrated in second grade, while the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Eucharist will be celebrated in third grade.
Emmaus attendance is required for elementary aged children preparing for the Sacraments.
Registration for 3rd-5th Graders
Please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have!
Christ the King’s Confirmation Preparation is essentially involvement in the life of our parish! Most importantly, all Catholics are called to set aside time for God and to draw together with their parish community in the celebration of Holy Mass. Additional requirements are found below. Those who are living as disciples of Christ in our parish community, who feel that they are ready to receive the sacrament can register in the spring to participate in the final preparations and be confirmed. All those in high school are eligible.
For any questions, call at 603-224-2328 or email Haley Seward, Coordinator of Adult Faith Formation and Youth Ministry.
Information for Teens
If your child will be entering high school and has not received the sacrament of Confirmation, informational meetings will be held August 20 and 22 at 6:30 PM in the Activity Center. These meetings are the same and you only need to attend one.