Youth Confirmation 2020
Confirmation Preparation for Youth
Preparation for Confirmation should aim at:
- Leading the Christian toward a more intimate union with Christ
- Helping the Christian achieve a lively familiarity with the Holy Spirit and the Spirit’s actions
- Making the Christian more capable of assuming apostolic responsibilities of the Christian life
Catechesis of Confirmation should strive to awaken a sense of belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ; the universal Church as well as the parish community.
For more information about Confirmation Prep, contact Lizz Parsons, our Youth Ministry Coordinator:
What is Confirmation?
Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation together make up the Sacraments of Initiation. When we receive the sacrament of Confirmation, we receive the full outpouring of the Holy Spirit granted to the Apostles on the day of Pentecost.
CONFIRMATION is the sacrament which roots us more deeply in divine relationship. It incorporates us more firmly into Christ, strengthens our bond with the church, associates us more closely with her mission and helps us bear witness to the Christian faith in words and deeds.
Essential to the Rite of Confirmation are:
- The anointing on the forehead with holy chrism,
- The laying on of hands with the words, “Be sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit”
- The sign of Peace.
Confirmation for Adults
Confirmation for adults out of high school is part of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). To learn more about RCIA, contact Ann Sirianni: