Confirmation

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)

 

Through the Sacrament of Confirmation we renew our baptismal promises and commit to living a life of maturity in the Christian faith. As we read in the Lumen Gentium (the Dogmatic Constitution of the Church) from the Second Vatican Council:

Bound more intimately to the Church by the sacrament of confirmation, [the baptized] are endowed by the Holy Spirit with special strength; hence they are more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith both by word and by deed as true witnesses of Christ. (no. 11)

 

Confirmation is the third of the sacraments by which a Catholic is initiated into the practice of the faith.  At Holy Spirit Catholic Church, preparation for Confirmation focuses the youth on strengthening their baptismal commitment and assuming responsibility for their own religious identity as Catholics.   Confirmation is a two year process, usually beginning in the seventh level with reception of the sacrament at the end of the  eighth level.   Preparation for Confirmation provides deeper catechesis in the faith to the parish’s youth and promotes their commitment to active, responsible membership in the adult worshiping community.    A significant aspect of preparation for this sacrament is an understanding of how to live the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit actively.
Please contact the parish office for further information.