Recall then that you have received the spiritual seal, the spirit of wisdom and understanding,
the spirit of right judgment and courage, the spirit of knowledge and reverence, the spirit of holy fear in God’s presence.
Guard what you have received. God the Father has marked you with his sign;
Christ the Lord has confirmed you and has places his pledge, the Spirit, in your hearts.
(Saint Ambrose, Doctor of the Church)
The prophets of the Old Testament foretold that God’s Spirit would rest upon the Messiah to sustain his mission. Their prophecy was fulfilled when Jesus the Messiah was conceived by the Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. The Holy Spirit descended on Jesus on the occasion of his baptism by John. Jesus’ entire mission occurred in communion with the Spirit. Before he died, Jesus promised that the Spirit would be given to the Apostles and to the entire Church. After his death, he was raised by the Father in the power of the Spirit.
Confirmation deepens our baptismal life that calls us to be missionary witnesses of Jesus Christ in our families, neighborhoods, society, and the world. . . . We receive the message of faith in a deeper and more intensive manner with great emphasis given to the person of Jesus Christ, who asked the Father to give the Holy Spirit to the Church for building up the community in loving service. (United States Catholic Catechism for Adults)
Youth: Confirmation is normally done in the 8th Grade, after completing the two year sacramental preparation program.
Teenagers: Parish teenagers in 9th/10th Grade should contact the Parish Office for information. Prior record of CCD or religious education is required.
Older Teens & Adults: If you are a teenager in 11th/12th Grade or an adult (18+) who has not been confirmed, please contact the Parish Office for more information.
If you have any questions, please contact the Rectory Office at (415) 494–5517.