“In Confirmation the soul of a baptized 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
Confirmation is a Sacrament of Initiation, which completes and deepens the graces given in Baptism.
In the Sacrament of Confirmation, the recipient in anointed with the Oil of Chrism by the Archbishop or delegated priest, and receives the gift of the Holy Spirit in an intimate and profound way in order to help them live out their Catholic faith in the world.
We are offering two different Confirmation classes this year; one for baptized Catholic youth in grade 7 or 8, and the other for baptized Catholic teens in grades 9 through 12. If your youth would like to be Confirmed but has missed the sacraments of Reconciliation and/or Communion, please contact the office.
Registration for grade 7 and 8 Confirmation is now closed. For those still requiring sponsors, please see the criteria below.
You will be required to select a sponsor for the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Canon 892 insofar as possible, there is to be a sponsor for the person to be confirmed; the sponsor is to take care that the confirmed person behaves as a true witness of Christ and faithfully fulfills the obligations inherent in this sacrament. It is desirable to choose the one who undertook the same function of sponsor at baptism. As per Canon 874, to be permitted to take on the function of a sponsor a person must:
- Not be the parent of the person being confirmed;
- You must be at least 16 years old;
- You must be fully initiated (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist);
- And live a life of active faith in the Catholic Church.
If your sponsor is unable to attend the Confirmation on May 30, please let your instructor know so a Proxy may be chosen.
The form below is to be filled out by the Sponsor and returned to the instructor.