Confirmation

Confirmation

In Confirmation, we confirm the promises made on our behalf in Baptism. Thus, Confirmation is inseparably linked to Baptism. In Baptism, we are joined to the Christian community of believers. In Confirmation, we are “as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obligated to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.” (CCC, 1285)

In Confirmation, we believe that Jesus shares His life and His love by sending the Holy Spirit upon us in a special way, as a perpetuation of the grace of Pentecost. The gifts of the Spirit enlighten and strengthen us so that, throughout our lives, we will grow and mature in our Christian commitment.

 

Reception of Confirmation

Due to the maturity expected of those to be confirmed, candidates for Confirmation are no younger than the eleventh grade.

High school students who wish to be confirmed participate in a three-year preparation program, beginning in the ninth grade. Preparation consists of discussion classes and activities which foster a spirit of community and opportunities for service and worship. The decision to be confirmed is a personal choice and one not to be taken lightly.

Adults who wish to be confirmed are to contact the Parish Office to make the arrangements for the necessary instruction and Confirmation.

Both Baptismal and First Communion certificates are required of each candidate prior to being approved for Confirmation.