Along with Baptism and Eucharist, Confirmation is one of the Sacraments of Initiation. Through these sacraments, a person is incorporated into the Church and welcomed to participate as part of the Body of Christ.
Confirmation is a time to increase and deepen the grace one receives at Baptism. Confirmation is the sacrament of the Holy Spirit, which is called upon to strengthen the candidates bond with the Church and its mission. The congregation, pastor, and the bishop ask for God to send upon the candidates the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit to empower them to become stronger in their faith.
The Sacrament of Confirmation is received in the spring of the year. Candidates are expected to have participated in classes from an early age to be fully prepared to enter this time of seeking. There are many requirements and expectations for our Diocese and parish for candidates wishing to receive Confirmation. Preparation and classes begin one year before being Confirmed. Those being Confirmed are typically juniors.