What is Confirmation?
Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the sacraments of Christian initiation. “Confirmation brings an increase and deepening of baptismal grace. It roots us more deeply in the divine filiation which makes us cry, "Abba! Father!" It unites us more firmly to Christ. It increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit in us. It renders our bond with the Church more perfect. It gives us a special strength of the Holy Spirit to spread and defend the faith by word and action as true witnesses of Christ, to confess the name of Christ boldly, and never to be ashamed of the Cross.”
Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation takes place over the course of sophomore year of high school. Confirmation Group Sessions are held monthly from 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM and include attendance at the 5:00 PM Sunday Mass with their small group. Service projects to both the parish and the community, attendance at high school Faith Formation classes (for those students not enrolled in Catholic schools), meetings with sponsors, a weekend retreat, and attendance at the parish Fall Festival are all a part of the preparation. Teens are confirmed in the fall of their junior year. You can review the welcome letter and expectations here.
Registration for 2019-2020 Confirmation Direct Preparation is now closed. If you have questions about registration or preparation for Confirmation, please contact Steve Nepil.