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Confirmation

Confirmation

Confirmation

Confirmation is a sacrament through which we receive the Holy Ghost to make us strong and
perfect Christians and soldiers of Jesus Christ.

 

1 It is evident from its celebration that the effect of the sacrament of Confirmation is the special
outpouring of the Holy Spirit as once granted to the apostles on the day of Pentecost.

2 Like Baptism which it completes, Confirmation is given only once, for it too imprints on the soul
an indelible spiritual mark, the “character,” which is the sign that Jesus Christ has marked a
Christian with the seal of his Spirit by clothing him with power from on high so that he may be
his witness.

3 This “character” perfects the common priesthood of the faithful,
received in Baptism, and “the confirmed person receives the power to profess faith in Christ
publicly and as it were officially (quasi Ex officio).

 

4 Youth

Diocesan policy requires two full years of faith formation to receive the sacrament of
Confirmation. Please download the registration form and return the completed document to the
Faith Formation offices. A copy of Baptismal certificate, First Communion certificate and Birth
certificate must be submitted along with the registration form. Classes start in September and end
in June.

Adults

Adults must attend the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) process.

The journey is on of conversion, preparation and formation. After having sufficient reflection on entering the
Catholic Church, adults will be confirmed at the Easter Vigil.

References:

1 Baltimore Catechism, 721
2 Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1302
3 Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1304
4 Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1305

 

 

 

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