“For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.” John 6:27
At confirmation we receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit and confirm our baptismal promises. Greater awareness of the grace of the Holy Spirit is conferred through the anointing of chrism oil and the laying on of hands by the Bishop.
Confirmation perfects Baptismal grace; it is the sacrament which gives the Holy Spirit in order to root us more deeply in the divine filiation, incorporate us more firmly into Christ, strengthen our bond with the Church, associate us more closely with her mission, and help us bear witness to the Christian faith in words accompanied by deeds. (CCC 1316)
Through the Sacrament of Confirmation we renew our baptismal promises and commit to living a life of maturity in the Christian faith. As we read in the Lumen Gentium (the Dogmatic Constitution of the Church) from the Second Vatican Council:
“Bound more intimately to the Church by the sacrament of confirmation, [the baptized] are endowed by the Holy Spirit with special strength; hence they are more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith both by word and by deed as true witnesses of Christ” (no. 11).
For in-depth information on St. Monica’s Confirmation program please visit www.stmyouth.com
For more information, please contact
Kevin Conner KConner@saintmonicas.com
Lisa Lyons firstname.lastname@example.org
For on him the Father, God, has set his seal. (John 6:27)
Archdiocesan guidelines state, “reception of the sacrament of Confirmation will ordinarily occur when the youth is in 10th grade.” Preparation can celebration of the sacrament of Confirmation is available to youth in the tenth grade or above who have completed the required guidelines.
Adult Confirmation Preparation
For adult members of the parish who have received the sacraments of Baptism and Most Holy Eucharist but have not been Confirmed.
This short preparation series of 8 or fewer sessions helps adults prepare to receive “the special outpouring of the Holy Spirit” that the sacrament of Confirmation gives. There are two series offered each year (one in the fall and the other in the spring).
Please contact Patrick Klein at 678-584-9947 ext.112 or email@example.com for more information and to register for the next series.