“In Confirmation the soul of a baptised Christian is imprinted with a permanent seal that can be received only once and marks this individual forever as a Christian. The gift of the Holy Spirit is the strength from above in which this individual puts the grace of his baptism into practice through his life and acts as a ‘witness’ for Christ.” -YouCat 205
Receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation means being sent on a mission by the Church for Christ. We see examples of sending for mission throughout the scriptures. For example, Moses encountered God in the form of a burning bush (Exodus 3), and in spite of his protestations, God tasked him with a mission to serve others. Also, the prophet Samuel was sent to anoint David as the future King of Israel (1 Samuel 13), and in the Acts of the Apostles, Peter and John went from place to place confirming new Christians by laying hands upon those who had only previously been Baptized (Acts 8). In a similar manner, the Bishop (or a priest delegated by the Bishop) who celebrates Confirmation comes to lay hands on new Christians, praying that they would receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit. He then anoints them with oil that they would be strengthened for the mission God is calling each of us to.
Being confirmed is essentially a mutual ‘yes’ declared by God and by the one being confirmed. The one being confirmed asserts the faith of their Baptism, and asks for the gift of the Holy Spirit that he or she may never be separated from God. God, for his part, affirms His belief in each one of us, and gives us the gift of His very self, promising to stay with us and to help us do all that He has called us to. It takes the initial choice to follow Christ in Baptism a step further: recognizing that each Christian has a distinctive role to play in the Kingdom of God.
Chapter 4: The Laying On of Hands
- Hand in Saint Reports
- Group B Photos – January 20 & 21, 2020
- Group A Photos – March 2 & 3, 2020
Chapter 5: The Gifts of the Holy Spirit
- Please complete lesson before the class
- Group A Photos – March 2 & 3, 2020
Confirmation Open House on Sunday February 23, 2020 after the 9:00 and 11:00 Masses:
All Parents and Parishioners Welcome! Please join us in the St. Martin de Porres Room for light refreshments and an opportunity to view all of the Saint reports completed by the Confirmands.
Service Project Opportunities:
- Straighten up hymn books after mass and pick up paper from pews
- Pick up books in library that are not on shelves and put them in the return bins.
- Dress a Girl – January 29, 2020 at 6:30 in the Knights of Columbus Room (upstairs at the Parish). Making of dress kits for the dresses that are going to be sewn for girls in impoverished countries. You will help with cutting material, ironing, and putting the kits together. Please bring a sewing ruler, a sewing cutting board and wheel (if you have these).
- Confirmation Open House – Sunday February 23, 2020 after the 9:00 and 11:00 Masses (upstairs in the St. Martin de Porres Room)Welcoming parents and parishioners and offering light refreshments. Visiting with visitors and giving them a quick tour of the classroom and the posters.
- Palm Splitting – Saturday April 4, 2020 at 1:00 in the Holy Trinity Parish Hall. Palms for Palm Sunday Masses will need to be split in preparation for the Masses on the weekend of April 4-5, 2020. You can help by joining those who will be splitting the large palms into smaller pieces
- Confirmation Registration Form August 2019
- Release of Liability form
- Confirmation Retreat Registration
- class schedule 2019-20 Group A
- class schedule 2019-20 Group B
2020 Confirmation Mass is scheduled for Tuesday, May 26th at 7:00pm
Contact Pamela Benko at 780-960-0135 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This year a Confirmation Program will also be offered for high school students enrolled at St. Peter the Apostle. Please email Mike Landry for more information email@example.com.
We also offer Christian initiation programs for children (RCIC) for children ages 6-14 who have not yet been baptized. These groups meet weekly throughout the year to learn about the faith and prepare for the Sacraments of Baptism. Please contact the parish office for more information.