Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation are the sacraments of Christian initiation. By the sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. They are true witnesses of Christ who spread and defend the faith by word and deed. (CCC1285)
As fully initiated members of the Church, they are expected to continue to deepen their relationship with Christ, to continue to serve His Church, and to lead others to Jesus Christ. Confirmed individuals are not “graduating” from religious education. Parish policy requires that individuals be in at least sixth grade and have two years of immediate preparation in the faith. Students who choose to be candidates for Confirmation must be enrolled at our Parish School, attend the Parish Religious Education Program, or be home-schooled for their academic education. Parents, as primary educators of their children, also attend one meeting and oversee their children’s work.
2016 Sacrament of Confirmation to be held Thursday, March 3, 2016
celebrated by Bishop Maginnis