“Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the ‘sacraments of Christian initiation,’ whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.” (Catechism 1285)
Most student prepare and receive the Sacrament of Confirmation during their 7th grade school year. Sacramental preparation for Confirmation is comprised of classes, a parent meeting and a retreat day.
Confirmation is an Initiation Sacrament. It is important that the student is an active member of the parish community into which he or she is being initiated. We ask that your student have:
- Regular attendance at Mass for at least one year prior to receiving the Sacrament.
- Religious Education classes for at least one year prior to receiving the Sacrament. You can register for Religious Education classes here.
- All families must also be registered in the parish.
For more information about the Sacrament of Confirmation, please contact Carol O’Hearn in the Religious Education Office.
Adults interested in celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation are invited to join us at RCIA.