Confirmation is a sacrament through which we receive the Holy Spirit to make us stronger and more perfect Christians and true witnesses of Jesus Christ.
It is a sacrament of our initiation which began in Baptism and continues in the Eucharist. As the candidates come forward to be confirmed they profess their faith in the Catholic Church and personally take on the responsibility for continuing their own religious journey by regularly participating in Sunday Mass, by continuing their spiritual formation within the Church community, by serving others' needs, and by spreading and defending the faith in word and deed.
Students receive instruction through our religious education program or RCIC and adults receive instruction through the Right of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA). Candidates for confirmation who participate in RCIA or RCIC receive confirmation at Easter Vigil. Students attending religious education receive this sacrament during a mass held usually in May by the Bishop.
Students are usually in the 10th grade and are at least 15 years old.
Candidates for Confirmation are required to attend each session and a retreat for this sacrament.
Pre-Confirmation Students are highly encouraged to attend retreat as well.
- Confirmation Requirements
- Confirmation Sponsorship
- Confirmation Sponsorship Form
- Confirmation Sponsorship Form - COH Member