The sacrament of Confirmation has two primary effects:
-The bond with the church is strengthened which first began in baptism
-The person is enriched with an outpouring of the Holy Spirit and receives the spiritual gifts of the spirit.
Both of these effects perfect the grace that is first received in Baptism and helps us continue to live our baptismal call as disciples of Christ to the world.
Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation
The High School Youth Confirmation prerequisites are incorporated into the current Youth Ministry opportunities of our parish. The ministry provides excellent catechesis which aims to strengthen and invigorate the faith life of the young Church. Through class discussion, social justice and spiritual projects, a weekend retreat and fellowship, Confirmation candidates are given a vast array of opportunities to live, learn, and appreciate the Catholic faith.
Youth Confirmation candidates are described as:
- Adolescents ages 14-19 years old
- Who are Baptized and have received Communion
- Has completed the Confirmation I Year
Adult Confirmation serves baptized Catholics as well as those interested in exploring and/or joining the Catholic Church from another faith background.
We meet Wednesday evenings for 15 sessions. There are two series per year (fall and spring) with Confirmation Masses celebrated in December and May typically. Sessions include prayer, scripture reflection and catechesis in a small group environment.
Participants will receive all necessary materials and be prepared for receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation and/or making their Profession of Faith and Holy Communion (if entering the church from another faith background). Contact Adult & Family Ministry, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 512-454-0384 ext. 222.
A sponsor covenant form is required by all sponsors. Click to download it in English or Spanish. The sponsor should complete the covenant form and give it to his or her candidate to return to their appropriate church leader.
Click to download a full description of the Confirmation Sponsor Eligibility.