“A clean heart create for me, God; renew within me a steadfast spirit.”
The sacrament of Confirmation completes Baptism. Those receiving this sacrament, freely choose to renew God’s grace they received in Baptism. In Confirmation, the Holy Spirit descends upon all those who receive it. Through the Holy Spirit, this sacrament strengthens Christians and unites them more perfectly with the Church. The souls of the confirmed are marked with a permanent seal of the Holy Spirit, acknowledging them as Christians forever.
Non Catholics start to prepare to receive this sacrament through the RCIA process. Our youth prepare to receive this sacrament in the fall of their 8th grade year with confirmation taking place in the spring of each year.
Confirmed Christians who choose to live as God’s children now have the strength to spread and defend the faith in word and through actions. They are witnesses of God’s love and are full members of the Catholic Church.