Sacrament of Confirmation

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“The reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For ‘by the sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed” (Catechism, 1285).

The sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated each Spring for students in our parish school and in our parish Religious Education Program (P.R.E.P.). Students enrolled in private Catholic schools should contact the Director of Religious Education to make arrangements for Confirmation.

Those to be confirmed are to have a sponsor, who must meet the same requirements for a godparent at baptism. If possible, it is most appropriate for one of a person’s godparents to take the role of sponsor at confirmation.

Baptized teens and adults who have never been confirmed should receive this sacrament as soon as possible, and ordinarily before being married. They are prepared for reception of this sacrament by the RCIA program.