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CONFIRMATION

"Remember, then, that you received a spiritual seal, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of knowledge and reverence, the spirit of holy fear. Keep safe what you received. God the Father sealed you, Christ the Lord strengthened you and sent the spirit into your hearts as the pledge of what is to come." 
- St. Ambrose

The Sacrament of Confirmation confers special graces of the Holy Spirit upon the person being confirmed, just as such graces were granted to the Apostles on Pentecost. These graces bestow upon the confirmed the strength to be true witnesses to Christ, even to the extreme of giving one’s life for love of Christ. Like Baptism, it can only be performed once; Confirmation increases and deepens all of the graces granted at baptism.  Each confirmand must have been baptized and in the state of grace.  As a successor to the apostles, upon whom the Holy Spirit descended at Pentecost, the first confirmation, the bishop is the minister of Confirmation. The seal that is set upon the soul of the confirmandi is indelible, it cannot be removed or forgotten, as it re-affirms and strengthens the profession that we belong to Christ!

Effective as of the 2021-2022 school year, Confirmation preparation requires two years of formation, starting in the 7th grade.  This change is to comply with the diocesan directive that youth receive two years of formation for the Sacrament of Confirmation, and that the sacrament should be conferred in the 8th grade. Both 7th and 8th graders should register for the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Click below to register for Confirmation through our Parish School of Religion.

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