“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… more strictly obligated to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.” (CCC 1285)
Baptism, Communion, and Confirmation make up the Sacraments of Initiation. These Sacraments give people the grace to be fully Catholic. Teens are facing many struggles in today’s world, and their faith is often first to break down. Confirmation gives the help and power of the Holy Spirit to strengthen your faith. This sacrament completes baptismal grace.
Catholic formation does not end after Confirmation. Instead, Confirmation begins a deeper responsibility to God. This is an exciting time for young Catholics. Teens are able to take ownership of their faith and claim their relationship with Christ. Confirmation is so much more than a rite of passage. It is one of the beautiful ways God sends His grace.
Teens are confirmed the week of Pentecost. This is because Pentecost celebrates the Holy Spirit coming down to the Apostles. For adults, Confirmation occurs at Easter Vigil. Adult Confirmation, however, requires our RCIA program. This program helps adults understand Catholicism before receiving Confirmation. Click here for more information.
Click here to register your high school aged child for Confirmation classes. Contact Louisa Postlewait at the parish office, 262-657-1156, with any questions.