What is the Sacrament of Confirmation?
The Catechism of the Catholic Church states:
1285 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."
Who may receive the Sacrament of Confirmation?
St. Francis of Assisi students are confirmed during their sophomore year of high school. Students who are in their junior or senior year of high school and who have yet to be confirmed should also register for Confirmation preparation.
Note: Students who attend Bishop Carroll High School and who do not get confirmed are choosing not to return to Bishop Carroll next year; because they are showing a lack of commitment to their Catholic education.
When to sign up?
Registration begins in the summer and closes on September 2, 2018. Registration consists of turning in a completed registration form and a copy of the student’s Baptismal certificate.
What is involved in the preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation?
Preparation for Confirmation will begin in September. Students will meet from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on various Wednesday evenings. Classes will include studying the theology of the Church and the Holy Spirit and discipleship groups.
To enroll for the 2018-2019 St. Francis of Assisi Confirmation preparation, please fill out the registration and waiver forms using the links provided below. Return the forms along with a copy of your child’s baptismal certificate to the church office by September 2, 2018.
For more information or if you have any questions, please contact our confirmation director, Emily Savage, below.
Adults seeking to be confirmed in the Catholic Faith who have been baptized and received First Communion are encouraged to contact the church office and schedule an appointment with a parish priest. The process of formation will vary according to various circumstances. The specific steps will be arrived at with the priest and Confirmation itself will be scheduled accordingly.
Adults who have not been baptized or have not received First Communion, receive Confirmation by attending the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA). Contact the church office for more details.
Don’t wait to learn more about your faith. Go to FORMED and begin watching the Symbolon program. This will begin your formation for confirmation.
Forms & Documents
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