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)
2019/20 Confirmation Retreat Options
We offer 3 retreats for our Confirmation students to fulfill their 2 retreat requirement.
- The First Choice is the Middle School Retreat on November 9 & 10, Saturday night-Sunday morning. This Retreat is put on by our Youth Ministry Team and Peer Ministers. This is high-energy and fun packed with great talks and deep spiritual experience. The sponsor may attend, but it is not the focus of this retreat and mandatory. M.S. Retreat Permission Form
- The Second Choice is the Sponsor/Candidate Retreat on Saturday, February 29, from 1 PM to 8:30 PM. This is where the Sponsors attend the entire time with the candidate. It is geared to both youth and the sponsors. The sponsors are included in the small groups with their candidates and there will be a little time for the sponsor and candidate to be on their own for discussion questions.
- The Third Choice is the Spring Middle School Retreat on March 20-22 at Little Pine Island Camp. More details to follow.
If you have any questions, please call Cheryl at 361-5126 ext. 257 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Beth ext. 258 or email@example.com.
Confirmation Date: March 24, 2019 at 7 PM
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.