THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
The Sacrament of Confirmation is one of the seven sacraments of our Catholic faith. Every sacrament is a special moment in our life with God and a deepening of our growth as God’s people. God gives us his life in Baptism, shares His Son with us in Eucharist, forgives us in Reconciliation, strengthens us during the Anointing of the Sick, blesses our love in Marriage and ordains us to a special role in the church through Holy Orders.
The Sacrament of Confirmation is that moment when you, you yourself, promise God that you will be a faithful member of His Church. It is the public event during which you pronounce your “YES” to the process which was begun at your Baptism.
Confirmation gives you the gifts of the Holy Spirit: Wisdom, Understanding, Knowledge, Counsel, Fortitude, Piety and Fear of the Lord. These gifts help you remain faithful to your promise.
The Sacrament of Confirmation…
welcomes us and deepens our belonging to the faith community
deepens our relationship to God, as Creator, Redeemer and Spirit
strengthens us as disciples
A sacrament is part of the way that God loves us and calls us. A sacrament is God’s love expressed as a free, undeserved gift. The Gift within Confirmation is that of strengthening us for discipleship and deepening our belonging to the faith community through the Trinity.
REQUIREMENTS FOR CONFIRMATION
Fulfillment of ALL SUNDAY and Holy Day obligations (5 Mass Reflection sheets)
Participation in ALL classes of the Confirmation program
Participation in A Confirmation retreat: October 24th-25th or November 21st-22nd
Participation in Reconciliation or Communion retreat with younger buddies, sign-up for Saturday morning 9AM-12PM: December 5th, January 9th, February 27th, or March 13th
Completion of 30 hours of community service
Regularly scheduled meetings with sponsor
Interview with Confirmation staff member on March 21st, which is the final turn-in date for the letter to the Bishop, any missing Mass reflection sheets (5 total), Gifts of the Holy Spirit Journal, sponsor recommendation (half sheet in Sponsor guidebook), and documentation of service hours.