“Now when the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the Word of God, they sent to them Peter and John, who came down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit, for he had not yet fallen on any of them, but they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then they laid their hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit.” –Acts 8:14-17.
At Confirmation, the Holy Spirit comes into our lives in a special way, strengthening our Faith and welcoming us into full life within the Church. By the power of the Holy Spirit, confirmed Catholics receive His seven gifts: Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety, and Fear of the Lord. It is the last of the sacraments of initiation, as it follows baptism and first communion.
Please contact the Rectory in order for your child to continue his initiation into our Faith and to register him in our Confirmation program. Classes typically begin in ninth-grade and the sacrament is given in tenth grade.