Sacrament of Confirmation

Confirmation “increases and deepens (confirms) baptismal grace; unites us more firmly to Christ; increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit within us; makes our bond with the Church stronger and more perfect; renders us true witnesses of Christ, able to spread and defend our Catholic faith by word and action.”  It is the third of the three sacraments of initiation (along with Baptism and the Eucharist, i.e., “First Communion”).

“Be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit.”

Candidates stand for themselves as individuals actively choosing to live as Catholic Christians, but they do not stand alone.  Their sponsors and the Church family stand with them.

The Sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated yearly.  The celebrant could be either the Bishop or any of his Episcopal Delegates.

If your child is in sixth grade or above but has not yet received this sacrament, please contact our parish’s Religious Education office for further information.  The hours, phone number, and email address of the Religious Education office can be found on the “Religious Education” page (via the “Faith Formation” scroll-down menu, at the top of each webpage).