The Sacrament of Confirmation continues the process of Christian Initiation. Through this sacrament, one is sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit. Christ Himself received the gift of the Holy Spirit after His Baptism (Mt 3:16-17) and we see the reception of the Holy Spirit through the laying on of hands deemed necessary after Baptism by the apostles of the early Church (Acts 8:14-17, 19:5-6).
The Catechism of the Catholic Church lists five effects of Confirmation:
It roots us more deeply in the divine filiation (as sons of God) which makes us cry, “Abba! Father!”
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
It gives us a special strength of the Holy Spirit to spread and defend the faith by word and action as true witnesses of Christ, to confess the name of Christ boldly, and never to be ashamed of the cross.
Our High School Confirmation preparation program begins in the late summer leading up to their Freshman year and concludes in early spring. Preparation includes participation in the Life Teen program PURPOSE and other student ministry events, as well as a few Confirmation specific formation sessions in the Winter semester.
For more information on High School Confirmation, contact Dustin Dauzat, Youth and Young Families Coordinator at email@example.com.
The sealing of the Holy Spirit in Confirmation is the final sacrament of initiation into the Catholic Church. If, for whatever reason, you have not received this powerful sacrament but have been Baptized and received Holy Communion, we encourage you to do so! During the Spring Semester, Adult Confirmation preparation is offered through a 4-5 week course.
If interested in Adult Confirmation preparation, contact Rona Skelton, Faith Formation Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADULT PREPARATION FOR MULTIPLE SACRAMENTS
RCIA (18+ years old)
Sacramental Preparation for adults typically takes place through our RCIA program (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults). Participants will be Baptised (if not already) and receive their First Reconciliation, First Communion, and Confirmation.
RCIA begins each September and concludes with the reception of the Sacraments of Initiation at Easter.
If you are interested in becoming Catholic or completing your Sacraments as an Adult, please fill out the information form below or call our office at 850-932-2859, and we will set up an appointment to meet with you.