The Sacrament of Confirmation, with the Sacrament of Baptism and the Sacrament of the Eucharist, is one of the Sacraments of Initiation. To be fully initiated into the Catholic Faith, the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary. Confirmation ratifies our Baptism, roots us more deeply in love, unites us more closely to Christ, increases in us gifts of the Spirit and binds us more deeply to the Church. In Confirmation, we receive a special grace to live our faith more fully and be witnesses to what we believe as disciples of Jesus Christ.
Preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation is a two year process than can begin as early as seventh grade. Youth are expected to be active in the youth ministry program for two years and register for the sacramental preparation classes during their second year.
Adults wishing to complete their sacraments of initiation, should consider the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. If you are interested in learning more about RCIA, please contact the parish office 972.938.1953.
The adult Confirmation program is designed for adult Catholics (age 18 and older) who have been baptized, have received First Communion and are practicing their faith, but have not celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation. During the process, the candidate are to “achieve formation toward both bearing witness by Christian living and carrying on the apostolate. It should also assist the candidates to have a genuine desire to share in the Eucharist…” Canon 889.