“Then they laid their hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit.” Acts. 8:17
Confirmation is the anointing with sacred chrism by the bishop or priest, which signifies the gift of the Holy Spirit. This sacrament gives us special divine strength to share and “defend our faith by word and action as true witnesses of Christ” and never to be ashamed of his Cross. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, #1285)
Confirmation, along with Baptism and Communion, is part of what is called the Sacraments of Initiation into our Catholic Church. Through this sacrament, we are equipped and strengthened by the Holy Spirit to face all the challenges and struggles of life with His grace.
The Confirmation program at St. James Cathedral is typically completed during the candidate’s 7th grade year. All student are strongly encouraged to participate in Youth Ministry (EDGE/Life Teen) during their preparation years and to continue their formation after their Confirmation.
Registration paperwork for our 2020-2021 Confirmation program will be sent out to all registered parishioners with an eligible 7th grade student.
Before registering your teen for Confirmation, make sure to check out our Confirmation Program page to see what steps need to be taken before receiving the sacrament of Confirmation.
If your teen is attending a Catholic school, there are a couple adjustments to the requirements that are stated on the Confirmation Program page.
If you would like to learn more about our Teen Confirmation Program, please feel free to contact our Emily Hernandez.
More information coming soon on Adult Confirmations.