Confirmation is a Sacrament of Initiation
We pray the Holy Spirit will fill those that are confirmed with grace that deepens their life in Christ and strengthens them to live the Catholic faith.
We invite those seeking the sacrament of Confirmation to begin their preparation for full initiation into the Catholic Church by calling the parish office for more information on the preparation process.
Baptized Adults who have not been Confirmed should ccontact the Parish Office for guidance on adult preparation for Confirmation. Catholics who wish to be a godparent for Baptism or a sponsor for Confirmation must be confirmed and be registered members of a parish. Confirmation is one of the three sacraments of initiation and Catholics should receive the sacrament to be a fully-initiated member of the Church.
Why be Confirmed?
“Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the ‘sacraments of Christian initiation,’ whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For “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. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.”
Catechism of the Catholic Church
“Again Jesus said, ‘Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.’ And with that he breathed on them and said, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.’”