SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
The one who descended is also the one who ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things. And he gave some as apostles, others as prophets, others as evangelists, others as pastors and teachers, to equip the holy ones for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of faith and knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the extent of the full stature of Christ.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that it is evident from the celebration of the Sacrament that Confirmation is the perpetuation of the grace of Pentecost in the life of the Church (CCC 1288, 1302). Confirmation is the grace of Pentecost, the power of Pentecost, the fire of Pentecost! At Confirmation, we are sealed in the Holy Spirit, filled with power and boldness, and sent as joyful bearers of the Gospel into the world. How beautiful!
Historically, Confirmation has taken place during the Fall of Senior year, after three years of general formation. However, we are convicted by the movement of the Holy Spirit, on a diocesan and local level, that we are being invited into a more personal and integrated approach to Confirmation Preparation. For this reason, beginning October of 2023, any high schooler who desires the Sacrament of Confirmation may apply and begin a personal formation process (outlined here) that includes and extends beyond Confirmation.
For more information, contact Naomi Ringhand.
If you are post high school and looking to be confirmed,
check out our page about ALpha and RCIA or contact Ben Frost.