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The sacrament of Confirmation is received in the 8th grade with preparation beginning in January of the 7th grade. See Religious Education for more information on Teenage Confirmation.
Adult Catholics may remember Confirmation as the moment when their identity was changed: We "received the Holy Spirit" in the anointing with chrism and became "soldiers of Christ" with the tap on the cheek by the Bishop. Today, we can define Confirmation as a sacrament of mature Christian commitment. It is the occasion when young people (or adults) baptized as infants put their "personal signature" on their parents' decision.
The bishop administers the sacrament of Confirmation by laying-on of hands, anointing with chrism and prayer. All baptized persons can and should be confirmed. The effect of the sacrament of confirmation is to give strength in faith for the confession of faith and to impress an indelible character
The Sacrament of Confirmation is so important. We need the grace of this sacrament to support us in carrying out our baptismal vocation not only to live the faith, but also to witness to it. Typically offered in the spring, this program is designed to prepare active, participating Catholic adults to celebrate the sacrament of Confirmation.
For more information, please contact Marty Lucas at mlucas [at] stfrancisa2 [dot] org or 821-2125.