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Confirmation

Classes for preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation occur every year Confirmation Imageduring the school calendar. If a teen or adult has already received Baptism, Reconciliation, and Eucharist, then they are candidates for Confirmation.

"Now when the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent to them Peter and John, who came down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit; for it had not yet fallen on any of them, but they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then they laid their hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit" (Acts 8:14-17).

Parents and teens should contact Dan Jones, our Coordinator of youth Ministry as soon as possible in the beginning of the school year. Failure to do so may preclude being able to be enrolled in the classes and being confirmed. For more information and requirements for teen Confirmation, please go to the Confirmation Page under Youth Ministry.

Adults who are seeking Confirmation should contact our Pastoral Assistant as soon as possible in the beginning of the school year. See our contacts page for that email.

The date for the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation for teens can be found at the bottom of the Teen Confirmation page.

The date for Confirmation for Adults is to be determined based on the availability of the bishop.

FROM THE CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

"Now when the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent to them Peter and John, who came down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit; for it had not yet fallen on any of them, but they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then they laid their hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit" (Acts 8:14-17).

Confirmation perfects Baptismal grace; it is the sacrament which gives the Holy Spirit in order to root us more deeply in the divine filiation, incorporate us more firmly into Christ, strengthen our bond with the Church, associate us more closely with her mission, and help us bear witness to the Christian faith in words accompanied by deeds.

(CCC1315-16)