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.89 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.”90 (Catechism #1285)
When is Confirmation celebrated?
Young people, normally in the Eight Grade, participate in a
Confirmation preparation program and receive
the Sacrament from the Bishop at the Cathedral in the Spring.
The Pastor of our parish also
Catholic adults and those participating in the RCIA process during the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday.