THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
"Confirmation completes the grace of Baptism by a special outpouring of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, which seal or 'confirm' the baptized in unison with Christ and equip them for active participation in the worship and apostolic life of the Church" (The Glossary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church).
As its name indicates, the Sacrament of Confirmation strengthens the individual and makes them firm in their faith. It brings the person, no matter what their physical age, to receive the fullness of the Holy Spirit in order to defend and extend the Good News of the Kingdom of God. All Catholics should receive the Sacrament of Confirmation to complete their communion with Christ and be fully initiated into the Church.
The Sacrament of Confirmation in the Diocese of Honolulu has been restored to the proper theological order of the sacraments of initiation. This means that Confirmation is received after Baptism and before First Eucharist (First Holy Communion), as is the original historical sequence of the sacraments for full initiation into the Church.
The proper sequence for the sacraments of initiation is: firstly Baptism, followed by Confirmation, then culminating in the Holy Eucharist, which is the source and summit of our apostolic faith.
Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation here at St. Michael's normally begins in the 1st grade, but those in grades 2 - 5 may also begin preparation when joining the parish. To register, FILL OUT THE FORM: "Faith Formation Registration Form" in the Religious Education->Child web page.
*Note that regular attendance at Children's Religious Education classes is required in order to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Preparation for Confirmation is a 2-year program.
Preparation for Confirmation is also available to any youth in grades 6 - 12. To register, FILL OUT THE FORM: "Faith Formation Registration Form" in the Religious Education->Youth Ministry web page.
*Note that regular attendance at Youth Group meetings is required in order to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Preparation for Confirmation is a 2-year program.
Any baptized Catholic adult (age 18 and older) who has not yet received Confirmation should participate in Confirmation for Adults. The Confirmation preparation classes are conducted just prior to Pentecost Sunday. To register, download and complete the form below, and return it to the Parish Office.
Contact the parish where you were baptized to obtain an official copy of your Baptismal Certificate.