The prophets of the Old Testament foretold that God’s Spirit would rest upon the Messiah to sustain his mission. Their prophecy was fulfilled when Jesus the Messiah was conceived by the Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. The Holy Spirit descended on Jesus on the occasion of his baptism by John. Jesus’ entire mission occurred in communion with the Spirit. Before he died, Jesus promised that the Spirit would be given to the Apostles and to the entire Church. After his death, he was raised by the Father in the power of the Spirit.
Confirmation deepens our baptismal life that calls us to be missionary witnesses of Jesus Christ in our families, neighborhoods, society, and the world. . . . We receive the message of faith in a deeper and more intensive manner with great emphasis given to the person of Jesus Christ, who asked the Father to give the Holy Spirit to the Church for building up the community in loving service.
All candidates for the Sacrament of Confirmation must participate in formation curriculum for the school years of Grade 7 & Grade 8 to prepare for the Sacrament. The curriculum is presented on Sundays from September through May, as well as a few other days or weekends. The Sacrament is administered by the Bishop in a special ceremony, usually in May.
The candidate must select a sponsor, who will be a guide for the child in the spiritual life, and assist through the formation curriculum. See below for guidelines on selecting a sponsor. Sponsors and parents are expected to be a part of the formation process.
Adult candidates must also participate in a curriculum to prepare for the Sacrament. This sacrament is usually done for adults in the Easter season.
For more information on being confirmed in our faith, contact the Parish Office