WHAT IS CONFIRMATION?
The Sacrament of Confirmation, together with Baptism and the Eucharist, is one of the Sacraments of Christian initiation. These three Sacraments form us more fully into the image of Christ making us "fully initiated" members of His Church.
Confirmation, as Pope Francis explained, "unites us more firmly to Christ: it strengthens our relationship with the Church and it gives us a special strength from the Holy Spirit to defend the faith and confess the name of Christ.” Through our anointing with the sacred chrism, we receive the gift of the Holy Spirit and are strengthened – ‘confirmed’ – in the grace of our Baptism and in our mission of bearing daily witness to Christ and his love.
This Sacrament of zeal and strength fills us with the joy of the Holy Spirit so that we may, as Pope Francis states, "always mirror Christ’s presence in our relations with others, our openness to those in need, and our living witness to the Gospel message of joy and peace.”
Confirmation is part of our 7th & 8th grade religious instruction classes. Anyone interested in receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation must complete the full 2 year faith formation.