Confirmation Preparation

“The way Jesus shows you is not easy. Rather, it is like a path winding up a mountain. Do not lose heart! The steeper the road, the faster it rises towards ever wider horizons.”

Pope Saint John Paul II

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

In contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. Galations 5:22-23

Confirmation – Year 1

Year 1 enrollments are open to anyone interesting in starting a journey towards receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation and are at a minimum entering 10th grade in the fall of 2020.

Candidates in Year 1 will gather twice each month as a community to expand the knowledge of their faith, apply their faith as young adults in the Catholic Church through spirituality and service and explore the grace and gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Confirmation Sessions will begin in October. All sessions are mandatory, and makeup sessions will be provided for those candidates who miss a session.

Enrollment

To enroll in Year One Preparation, please fill out this form.

 

Confirmation – Year 2

Candidates who have completed the first year of preparation will meet once a month as a community to finalize their preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation. 

Candidates will prepare their final Sacrament of Initiation by exploring the gifts of the Holy Spirit, planning for and preparing for actual celebration of Confirmation.

Any questions regarding Confirmation can be directed to our Confirmation Coordinator Tim Redinger at tredinger@nativityschool.net