The Sacrament of Confirmation

Strengthen and Deepen Faith through the Gifts of the Holy Spirit

All-powerful God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, by water and the Holy Spirit you freed your sons and daughters from sin and gave them new life. Send your Holy Spirit upon them to be their helper and guide. Give them the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of right judgment and courage, the spirit of knowledge and reverence. Fill them with the spirit of wonder and awe in your presence.  —Rite of Confirmation

Confirmation or Chrismation is the second sacrament of Christian Initiation. It is conferred by the anointing with Sacred Chrism (oil mixed with balsam and consecrated by the bishop), which is done by the laying on of hands to be anointed and sealed with the gifts of the Holy Spirit. We pray that the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit take root in us so that we may become signs of God's living presence in the world.

The young adults receive Confirmation after two years of preparation inside of the Youth Group Ministry.

If you are an adult who wishes to be confirmed, and you are already baptized a Catholic, please contact the parish office. If you are not yet a Catholic, but wish to be, please go to Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.

 

On May 16, 2014, Bishop Libasci, confirmed ten young adults from our parish. Please pray for them.