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. 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 Church stresses this connection of confirmation, through the bishop, to the ministry of the apostles.  The 8th graders of the Parish School of Religion and St. Joseph School will be prepared to receive this Sacrament at a scheduled Mass in the Spring of 2021. 

WHAT WE ASK OF PARENTS

  • Attend weekly Sunday Mass with your child

  • Make sure that your child faithfully attends Confirmation formation

  • Encourage your child to frequent the Sacraments of Holy Communion and Confession

  • Support your child in selecting an appropriate sponsor, selecting a Confirmation saint, completing 20 service hours, and attending the Confirmation Retreat

  • Submit an official copy of your child’s baptism certificate

  • Registration fee of $130 (includes the retreat fee)

Important

dates

  • First class is September 13th at 11:15 in the upstairs youth room of the Family Life Center

  • Confirmation Parents’ Meeting: Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 7 PM (virtual meeting)

  • Confirmation Retreat at The Pines: February 19 - February 21, 2021

  • Confirmation Rehearsal :TBA

  • Confirmation Mass date: TBA  (will be dependent upon the bishop’s availability and determined in the Fall of 2020)

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WHAT WE ASK OF THE

CONFIRMANDI

  • Baptism in the Catholic Faith and First Communion

  • Weekly attendance of Sunday Mass

  • Frequent the Sacraments of Confession and Holy Eucharist

  • Faithful attendance of formation for confirmation 

  • Select a confirmation saint and complete 20 service hours

  • Attendance of the confirmation retreat at The Pines

OFFICE HOURS

Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

CONTACT

Church Office - (318) 865-3581

 

Family Life Center & Office:

211 Atlantic Ave. 71105

Church & Adoration Chapel

204 Patton Ave. 71105

 

stjosephchurch@stjosephchurch.net

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Pastor
Very Rev. Matthew T. Long
 
Parochial Vicar
Rev. Kevin Mues
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