Confirmation

The Sacrament of Confirmation is one of the three Sacraments of Initiation.

The prophets of the Old Testament foretold that God’s Spirit would rest upon the Messiah to sustain his mission. Their prophecy was fulfilled when Jesus the Messiah was conceived by the Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. The Holy Spirit descended on Jesus on the occasion of his baptism by John. Jesus’ entire mission occurred in communion with the Spirit. Before he died, Jesus promised that the Spirit would be given to the Apostles and to the entire Church. After his death, he was raised by the Father in the power of the Spirit.

Confirmation deepens our baptismal life that calls us to be missionary witnesses of Jesus Christ in our families, neighborhoods, society, and the world.

We receive the message of faith in a deeper and more intensive manner with great emphasis given to the person of Jesus Christ, who asked the Father to give the Holy Spirit to the Church for building up the community in loving service.

"Bound more intimately to the Church by the Sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are endowed by the Holy Spirit with special strength, hence they are more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith both by word and by deed as true witnesses of Christ"

(Lumen Gentium, 11)

Children and Youth

For Children and Youth, we have an active program for the development and deepening of our children’s faith, including preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Adult Catholics

For Adults who were baptized Catholic and received First Eucharist, we offer a six-week course in both the spring and fall. Please note: Adult Catholics should have received this sacrament before celebrating their sacramental marriage.

Adults

For Adults who have never been Baptized and/or come from another faith tradition, we encourage you to participate in our Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults program.

Confirmation is often the sacrament that is the last of the “Sacraments of Christian Initiation” to be celebrated. The completion of these most fundamental Sacraments is why the Church asks that a person be confirmed before receiving one the “Sacraments of Christian Vocation,” namely Marriage or Holy Orders.

Learn more about Preparing for the Sacrament

For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. – Galatians 3:27

Sacramental Preparation

Preparing for Confirmation

Preparation
Confirmation Preparation is a two-year process usually beginning in the 7th Grade,
with the Sacrament of Confirmation received in 8th Grade.
Regular attendance and active participation at Mass and Classes are required.
Both years are required, regardless of whether or not the candidate attends a Catholic school.
Classes meet 8 times (approximately twice a month) throughout the school year.
We begin at 3:00pm on Zoom (please register to receive the link and materials)

Year 1 (7th graders)
Year 1 Includes, but is not limited to, all of the following components:
Classes
Weekly Mass attendance
Service, to the parish and in the community
One Day Retreat (approximately 2:00pm-5:30pm)
Please see the Faith Formation calendar to the right for more dates and information!

Year 2 (8th graders)
Year 2 includes, but is not limited to, all of the following components:
Parent-Student Information Session: Sunday, August 30 at 2:00pm in the church
Classes
Weekly Mass attendance
Service, to the parish and in the community
One Day Retreat (approximately 2:00pm-5:30pm)
Sponsor form

​Please see the Faith Formation calendar for more dates and information!

Additional Opportunities
In response to the US Bishops’ document, “Renewing the Vision”, ministering to the whole person is a goal of all aspects of our faith formation so Confirmation students are encouraged to participate in various events, activities, and meetings throughout the year. These varying opportunities include socials, service, and sessions to delve deeper into their faith.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact