The Sacrament of Confirmation
God strengthens our souls also through the Sacrament of Confirmation. Even though Jesus' disciples received grace before his Resurrection, on Pentecost the Holy Spirit came to strengthen them with new graces for the difficult work ahead. Then they went out and preached the Gospel fearlessly and carried out the mission Christ had given them. Later, they laid hands on others to strengthen them as well (Acts 8:14-17). Through Confirmation you too are strengthened to meet the spiritual challenges in your life.
The Sacrament of Confirmation completes our Baptismal graces, and fully initiates us into the discipleship of Christ and His Church. Our hope is that sacramental formation within our Parish will prepare our youth to receive all the graces the Holy Spirit wants to give them.
It is critical that our youth are adequately prepared to receive the abundant graces found in the Sacrament of Confirmation. At SS. Peter & Paul Church, we celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation with our young people at the end of sophomore year in high school or older.
Young people wishing to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation complete four (4) Religious Education options (either in the parish’s program or in a Catholic High School religion class), do service, and simultaneously participate in the Confirmation Formation Process.
To receive the Sacrament of Confirmation for the first time as an adult, please see Adult Sacraments.
*Portions of this text was taken from "Pillar of Fire, Pillar of Truth" by Catholic Answers. More information about confirmation can be found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1285-1321) or at www.catholic.com