The sacrament of Confirmation
celebrates the completion of Baptism
and a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit,
given through anointing with Sacred Chrism,
accompanied by the laying on of hands and prayer,
which strengthens the faithful as members of the Church
to spread and defend the Catholic Faith by word and deed.
Confirmation is usually offered during a student’s Sophomore year. Students under 18 and sophomores or older are welcome to register for the formal preparation program through Faith Formation. Those 18 or older should contact the RCIA team.
Dates for Confirmation Preparation 2019-2020
|Sep 15||following mass||Introductory Session|
12:30 – 5 pm
|Confirmation Retreat with All Saints parish at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca|
|Nov 10||following mass||Conversation 1: Encountering Jesus|
|Dec 15||following mass||Conversation 2: What do we believe?|
|Jan 12||following mass||Conversation 3, Sponsors Welcome: What does it mean to BE CATHOLIC?|
|Feb 16||following mass||Conversation 4, Sponsors Welcome: How do we express our faith?|
|Mar 8||following mass||Conversation 5, Sponsors Welcome: Are we prepared?|
Q. Who can be confirmed?
A. According to Church guidelines, anyone over the age of 7 who has been baptized may receive the Sacrament. Locally, we invite students to be confirmed in their sophomore year. This tradition allows us to invite the Archbishop to confirm a group of students in one mass. Candidates must also have a sponsor, be suitably instructed, be in a state of grace, have the intention of being confirmed, and be able to renew their baptismal promises.
Q. Can a sponsor be a family member?
A. Sponsors must be confirmed Catholics. We encourage students to choose a sponsor who is active in the church and who lives out their faith. Parents cannot be sponsors but other family members could be asked.
Q. How do I get started?
A. Register for Faith Formation and include Confirmation as part of your registration. Attend the next scheduled Confirmation session. For more details and to connect in person, contact Charlene at M. 773-383-1663