Confirmation

Confirmation is the Sacrament in which one is enriched by the gift of the Holy Spirit and bound more perfectly to the Church. It strengthens us and obliges us to be witnesses to Christ by word and deed and to spread and defend the faith. It is the Sacrament in which one enters into full membership in the Catholic Church.

Confirmation perfects Baptismal grace; it is the sacrament which gives us the Holy Spirit in order to root us more deeply as children of God, incorporate us more firmly into Christ, strengthen our bond with the Church, associate us more closely with her mission, and help us to bear witness to the Christian faith in words accompanied by deeds.

Confirmation, like Baptism, imprints a spiritual mark or indelible character on the Christian soul; for this reason one can receive this sacrament only once.

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.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1285)


Confirmation is the second sacrament of Christian initiation.  It is called Confirmation because it confirms and strengthens baptismal grace.  Through this sacrament, the grace given in baptism is deepened. 

Confirmation for youth is received during 8th Grade.  In order to be confirmed, an individual must participate in the program that is offered at St.Ignatius.  In addition to reflecting on their faith in classes, candidates are asked to participate in service projects and a day of prayer. 

SCHEDULE:  CONFIRMATION

The  Confirmation Classes meet from 9:00-10:15 a.m. on  Sundays in the .
This  a one year formation process to prepare candidates for Confirmation.  The formation process includes  classroom instruction as well as spiritual formation supported by service and retreat.

All components must be completed before the candidate ready to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.

REGISTRATION

The registration process is handled via the mail and children are placed on a first come, first served basis.

Preferably you must be registered with the parish to obtain a Religious Education registration form.
To Download the  Religious Education registration form; click here

 

"Now when the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received
the word of God, they sent to them Peter and John, who came down and
prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit; for it had not yet fallen on any of them,
but they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
Then they laid their hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit."

--Acts 8:14-17


 

"Come Holy Spirit, Come"

 

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