Sacrament of Confirmation
“Then they (Peter and John) laid hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit.” ~ Acts 8:17
CONFIRMATION CLASS 2015 - Confirmed November 8, 2015 at Spirit of Life
Confirmation, along with the Sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist, constitute the Sacraments of Initiation. At certain times in history and in some locations today the 3 Sacraments are celebrated together for young and old. At Spirit of Life, they are generally separated with baptism around the time of birth, Eucharist around the age of 7, and Confirmation for young adults age 15 and older. However, adults who wish to be baptized receive all three on the same night, usually during the Easter Vigil, the greatest celebration of the Church year. If you are an adult seeking information on Adult Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist contact Msgr. Chad Gion or Karen Eggers.
The Sacrament of Confirmation is imparted with two sacred signs: the laying on of hands and the anointing with the oil of Chrism. These signs set the seal of the Holy Spirit upon us which marks our total belonging to Christ, our enrollment in his service forever, as well as the promise of divine protection at the end of time.
Our Confirmation program is directed toward students in their sophomore year of high school. The goal of our confirmation program is to help participants better understand the Catholic faith and the role of Confirmation in the life of a Catholic today.
As part of the Spirit of Life Confirmation program, candidates for Confirmation are required to attend the Cor Christi Institute at the University of Mary during the summer before their sophomore year. Cor Christi provides in depth instruction on the foundational teachings and practices of the Catholic faith.
Click on the following links to download information for 2016-2017 (for those entering sophomore year in fall of 2016):
- Confirmation Welcome Letter to Candidates and Parents 2016-2017
- Confirmation Parents Meeting Schedule 2016-2017
- Choosing a Saint Name for Confirmation
- Choosing a Sponsor for Confirmation
- Dress Guidelines for Confirmation
Click here for pictures of Confirmation from November 8, 2015.