Confirmation

sacrament of confirmation

The Sacrament of Confirmation

Confirmation is the final of the three Sacraments of Initiation. “Confirmation completes the grace of Baptism by a special outpouring of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, which seal or ‘confirm’ the baptized in union with Christ and equip them for active participation in the worship and apostolic life of the Church” (Catechism of the Catholic Church Glossary). “By the sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence, they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed” (CCC 1285).

Confirmation is not a completion of sorts, but a new beginning, a stepping out into a new role as members of the Body of Christ. It is important to note, however, that while parents are often the ones making sure their child receives this Sacrament, the grace of Confirmation does not take root unless the one receiving it has chosen the Sacrament of their own accord.

2023 Details

  • Confirmation: February 19, 1:00 pm at St. Bernard
    • Practice: February 16, 7:00 pm at St. Bernard
    • Retreat: December 4 at Montezuma Spiritual Center 
  • Student requirements can be found in their confirmation packet.
    • Sept 9 (SH), Sept 14 (SB): Sponsor Info due
    • Oct 19 (SB), Oct 21 (SH): Saint Info due
    • Nov 30 (SB), Dec 2 (SH): Life of Service due

choosing a saintchoosing a confirmation sponsorLIFE OF SERVICE, SERVICE IDEAS