“Together with Baptism and Eucharist, Confirmation makes us Catholic.”
– Fr. Bill
On June 14, our parish will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation with our youth. Confirmation is one of the three sacraments of
initiation. Together with Baptism and Eucharist, Confirmation makes us Catholic. And more than just a member of an institution, being Catholic means being joined to the Body of Christ, to be an image of Christ to others. We cannot accomplish that by human effort alone; it requires grace.
The grace of Confirmation roots us more deeply in our identity as children of God. It unites us more firmly to Christ. It increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit in us. It renders our bond with the Church more perfect. And it gives us a special strength to spread the faith in both word and action. (CCC 1303).
Confirmation is necessary in order to be a godparent or sponsor. It is strongly encouraged before entering into the Sacrament of Marriage. It is also required for certain ministries within the parish. Normally, Confirmation is celebrated in the late middle school or high school years. However, many miss this sacrament in those hectic years. For adults, the Sacrament of Confirmation may be celebrated at any age.
If you are an adult who is not yet confirmed, is now the time to receive the grace of this sacrament? Adult preparation for the sacrament
may begin after the summer. Contact our Pastoral Assistant for Faith Formation, Joan for more details firstname.lastname@example.org.