Confirmation is a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit, strengthening the gifts of the Holy Spirit within us, and uniting us more firmly to Christ and the Church. Like Baptism and Eucharist, it is a Sacrament of Initiation for Catholics.
Youth in grade 10 or older are invited to prepare for the sacrament of Confirmation. Preparation is a two-year process involving the attendance of Wednesday Faith Formation, a retreat, service hours, sponsor and candidate sessions, parent and candidate sessions, and a written letter of intent to our Bishop. The preparation process concludes with a personal interview with the Coordinator of Teen Faith Formation or Priest. The Sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated in April or May.
To view the Mass of Confirmation on May 5, 2019, click here.
Who should receive Conformation? Every baptized and non-confirmed person, otherwise, the process of Christian initiation would not be complete. Preparation of Confirmation includes a period of catechesis or teaching on the Holy Spirit and the meaning of the Spirit's gifts. This preparation time should also help awaken those who are seeking a sense of belonging to the universal church and to the local parish. The Lord calls those of us confirmed in the faith to work for peace and social justice, to speak out for the innocent, life, to act honestly and to share our faith.