Church law requires that before a Sacrament is administered, the priest must have proof of Baptism. Mary Our Queen requires proper proof before a child is able to celebrate the sacraments
It is the policy of Mary Our Queen that students preparing for celebrations of sacraments must be in a Catholic school or Religious Education program for an appropriate time before reception of the sacraments. Students attending for the first time are required to submit a letter from their previous parish to confirm their attendance. Attendance at a Catholic school fulfills this requirement; however, regarding the sacrament of Confirmation, all students who wish to be confirmed must attend immediate preparation classes and fulfill any requirements that are a part of that preparation.
Confirmation is a Catholic sacrament of mature Christian commitment and a deepening of baptismal gifts. Like Baptism and Eucharist, it is a Sacrament of Initiation for Catholics and a sacrament of faith in God’s fidelity to us.
Classes for young people who have not been baptized (or who have been baptized but have not received some of the sacraments) are available.
Students who are new to the Religious Education program and who have not attended Religious Education classes during the previous year must meet with the Director of Religious Education and may be required to participate in a class which assists them in becoming current with their present grade level.
Sponsors for Confirmation must be at least 16 years of age, must be confirmed themselves, and a Catholic in good standing. The MOQ Confirmation Program requires a statement from the sponsor stating that they accept the role of sponsor – to be a responsible role model and example of faith – a person committed to their Catholic faith; one who attends and participates in Sunday Mass, receiving the Eucharist as often as possible and Reconciliation as necessary, not married outside the church or otherwise compromised in their own sacramental life; a person witnessing to the values of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, being open to the Word of God as revealed in sacred scripture and taught by the Church, and by seeking to be a service to others for love of Him.