The Sacrament of Confirmation
Confirmation is one of the Initiation sacraments (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist).
Confirmation is the special outpouring of the Holy Spirit which brings an increase and deepening of baptismal grace.
- It unites us more firmly to Christ.
- It increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
- It renders a more perfect bond with the Church.
- It gives us special strength of the Holy Spirit to spread and defend the faith.
Every baptized person who is not yet confirmed can and should receive the sacrament of Confirmation.
Adolescents who were baptized as an infant or toddler receive Confirmation generally 14-16 years of age. The Bishop is the ordinary minister of Confirmation. A recent baptismal certificate is required so the reception of the sacrament can be duly recorded at their church of baptism.
Adults seeking Confirmation should contact their parish for the dates and times of their adult Confirmation program. Adults can receive the Sacrament of Confirmation at their parish celebration of the sacrament or at one of the diocesan adult Confirmation celebrations.
Please contact the Office of Religious Education for help in finding a Confirmation program that fits your needs.