Confirmation, together with Baptism and Eucharist, form the Sacraments of Initiation that are all intimately connected. In the Sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized person is "sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit" and is strengthened for service to the Body of Christ. It celebrates the presence of God's special strength and gifts in a baptized person.
The Confirmation program stresses the importance of not only learning Christ's message, but also living it through service. Service projects are completed individually and with the class. Regular Sunday Mass attendance is the basis of this program, as our classroom discussion is based on the Scriptures of the week.
The Confirmation program follows the Diocese's recommendation that all students have at least two years of preparation classes in order to be confirmed. It is generally received in 9th grade after two years (7th and 8th grade) of preparation, but High School students who are new to the parish and have completed Faith Formation at their previous parish can also join us to complete the Confirmation requirements. High School students who have not been in Religious Education, Family Formation, approved homeschooling program or attend LCSS would be required to complete the RCIA program to complete their sacramental preparations.