Baptism, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation are the three Sacraments of Initation. According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Confirmation "perfects the graces received at Baptism, empowering us to be followers of the Lord and co-workers for the kingdom" (CCC 1316).
Through the Sacrament of Confirmation, the Holy Spirit fills us with grace to live the faith with renewed passion. In the time of sacramental preparation, candidates come to know the value of their God-given gifts and talents. This influences the way in which the Sacrament sends us on a mission. This is truly the beginning of new life in Christ!
The date of Confirmation is assigned by the Office of the Chancery in Hartford in order to coordinate the schedule of each of our five bishops. This year our parish was assigned two dates an families were notified via e-mail regarding group assignments.
If you are an adult who would like to be confirmed, welcome! Please click here for more information.
Upperclassman and young adults interested in recieving the Sacrament should contact Kathleen.
The small groups listed below are identified by their catechist's last name.
SACRAMENTAL PREP TIMELINE
[printed on page 2 of your Sacramental Prep Guide]
When you receive this Sacrament, you are invited to participate more fully as an adult in the Catholic Church and to share the fire of the Holy Spirit with others. All high school students are welcome to join IGNITE Youth Ministry, our high school youth group.
In addition, those have been confirmed are encouraged to contact our Youth Minister about becoming lectors, ushers, choir members, and cantors at Mass! There are also a wide variety of ministries that you may be interested in joining and she can provide you with contact information.