Confirmation perfects Baptismal grace; it is the sacrament which gives the Holy Spirit in order to root us more deeply in the divine filiation, incorporate us more firmly into Christ, strengthen our bond with the Church, associate us more closely with her mission, and help us bear witness to the Christian faith in words accompanied by deeds. (CCC 1316)
The sacrament of Confirmation is offered to the youth of our parishes after proper formation is completed. Formation for the is offered through our Faith Formation Program.
These young people come together not only to learn about the Church and their faith, but to live out their faith and their call to serve as Jesus served. We emphasize their involvement in the community of faith and their personal decision to say “yes” to the faith into which they were baptized. Candidates for Confirmation are required to show an understanding of the Catholic faith and be active participants in parish worship and community. Parents and sponsors are expected to be involved in students’ preparation.
Catholics usually are confirmed as young people. However, some people are baptized Catholic, receive First Eucharist, and attend religious education programs but, for a variety of reasons, don’t receive the sacrament of confirmation when they are young. Adult Confirmation Formation is designed for Catholics seeking to “be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit” through the sacrament of Confirmation. Formation includes an overview of the essentials of the faith and prepares adults to receive the sacrament of Confirmation. The formation is typically offered once a year, during the winter months. Candidates for Adult Confirmation must have been baptized Catholic, received First Eucharist in the Catholic Church and be 19 years of age or older.
Contact Cristine Immel at (920) 457-1077, ext. 152 for more information.