Confirmation

“Confirmation is the Sacrament that completes Baptism; in it the gift of the Holy Spirit is bestowed upon us.  Anyone who freely decides to live life as God’s child and asks for God’s Spirit under the signs of the imposition of hands and annointing with Chrism receives the strength to witness God’s love and might in word and deed.  He is now a full fledged, responsible member of the Catholic Church.”       YOUCAT 203

There are seven gifts of the Holy Spirit we are given at Baptism through God’s grace.
1. Wisdom 2. Understanding 3. Knowledge 4. Courage 5. Right Judgment  6. Reverence           7. Wonder and Awe

    Galatians 5: 22   The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control

Confirmation is usually celebrated in eighth grade and is an opportunity for candidates to deepen their understanding of their Catholic faith and the mission of Christ.  Attendance at all Confirmation Preparation sessions and weekly Mass attendance is vital to ensure their commitment to prioritize their faith first.  All students preparing for Confirmation must also attend a Confirmation Retreat and submit a Discipleship Project.

In lieu of attending Generations of Faith sessions, eighth graders who are preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in the spring will attend Confirmation Preparation Sessions.  Parents please attend these sessions with your child.  This is a great opportunity for you to support them in their faith formation.  We would still like the eighth graders participate in the monthly Generations of Faith of sessions with their families, but they are not mandatory.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR CONFIRMATION PREPARATION IS AUGUST 15TH. ** NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO JOIN CONFIRMATION PREPARATION AFTER CLASSES HAVE STARTED.

For Registration information go to http://holy-spiritchurch.org/education/generations-of-faith/

Click–> About Decision Point Confirmation Program for more information

For Adults seeking the Sacrament of Confirmation please contact our RCIA Director or click–>http://holy-spiritchurch.org/sacraments/rite-of-christian-initiation-rcia/ for more information.


 

Requirements to receive Confirmation

1. Baptized in the catholic faith with Baptismal Certificate on file or profession of faith made
2. Candidate is expected to have participated in ongoing Faith Formation since their reception of First Eucharist.
3. Regular attendance and participation in weekly Sunday Liturgy
4. 100% attendance of Confirmation Preparation sessions
5. Completion of the Confirmation text book and any assignments added by the Confirmation Sacrament team.
6. Completion of the Confirmation Discipleship Project
7. Retreat- Every confirmation candidate must attend the Confirmation Retreat
8. One should be in a state of grace, by receiving the Sacrament of Penance before the Sacrament of Confirmation
9. The pastor, along with the catechist(s) of the child, are to determine the readiness of the child to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.
(Taken from http://www.dcgary.org/pdf/sacrament-guidelines.pdf)