THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the "sacraments of Christian initiation," whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For "by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed."
We celebrate the sacrament of Confirmation every year with students in the eighth grade who determine, together with their parents, that they are ready. Confirmation is a mature, adult affirmation of the promises made at baptism, often times by the parents when the child was an infant. Confirmation is the responsibility of the candidate, who needs the help and guidance of their parents and sponsor.
As a parent, it’s your responsibility to help discern with your teen if they are ready to make the commitment to be confirmed.
If you’re an adult interested in being confirmed, please see our Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults page and contact the parish office.