“Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the 'sacraments of Christian initiation,' whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For ‘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).
Parents are the primary teachers of the faith for their children and are responsible for preparing their children for the Sacraments (cf. CCC 1653). The Church understands that this task can be challenging and helps by offering faith formation classes through the parish. Those who go to public or homeschool receive preparation through our Children's Religious Education program.
Requirements to receive Confirmation:
- 7-9th grade
- Baptized Catholic and have received First Communion
- Properly prepared for Confirmation
Call the Parish office for more information: 815-288-3131.