Confirmation is one of the Sacraments of Initiation, along with Baptism and First Eucharist. Through this Sacrament we receive the strength and comfort of the Holy Spirit to help us meet the challenges and demands we may face as mature Christians.
Confirmation for Youth
In 2020, we will be moving Confirmation Preparation to the 9th grade year. This means that for one year (2020-2021), we will have a "double group" preparing to receive the Sacrament. Both 9th and 10th graders will be in Confirmation preparation during the 2020/2021 school year. Preparation for the Sacrament begins with a required information meeting in the late spring of the 8th or 9th grade in 2020 and continues for approximately one year with Confirmation at the end of 9th or 10th grade in 2021. Students who wish to prepare for Confirmation must have been enrolled in either a Catholic school or in a Catholic Faith Formation program with successful completion the year prior to preparation.
Our Confirmation preparation program for youth involves parish ministry participation, classes, an overnight retreat, the completion of a portfolio and an interview. The Program is designed to help our young people deepen their relationship with God, their understanding of their faith and to realize the presence of the Holy Spirit in their lives.
Those interested in learning more about Confirmation preparation may contact Kristin Rupprecht for more information.
Confirmation Preparation for Adults
For adults who were already baptized Catholic and who are now interested in being confirmed, we have a simple and flexible process to prepare you for the Sacrament. Michelle Sullivan will be happy to help you to discern the best procedure to follow.
Now when the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent them Peter and John, who went down and prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Spirit, for it had not yet fallen upon any of them; they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then they laid hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit.