"And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit" (Acts 2:3-4).

Together with the Sacraments of Baptism and the Holy Eucharist, Confirmation is one of the sacraments of initiation, completing the action and reception of grace that began with Baptism. Confirmation more perfectly binds the faithful to the Church, and it enriches them with a special strength in the Holy Spirit so as to enable all of God's children to more boldly proclaim and defend the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This Sacrament, sadly, is understood by so many as a "graduation" from their formation in the Faith. In reality, when the Holy Spirit descends on the confirmands, He empowers them with His seven-fold gift to increase in them the life of virtue and holiness. This is the beginning of a new chapter in their life in the Church, so much so that, after being sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit, Mother Church expects the newly confirmed to be bold witnesses to the proclamation of salvation through Christ, and to live lives worthy of the call they have received.

Confirmation is celebrated in our parish every year for tenth grade students. Confirmation preparation is a two year program that has educational and community service components.

For more information, contact Kimberly Lange, Coordinator of High School Faith Formation, in our Religious Education Office at 266-6791 or at

High School Faith Formation

Important Documents

Requirements for a Sponsor for Confirmation

Sponsor Information Sheet

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