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 to that perfect age, 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. All Catholic Christians should receive the Sacrament of Confirmation to complete their communion with Christ.
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, go to the Religious Education->Child page: Faith Formation Registration Form. 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 available to any youth in grades 6 - 12. To register, go to the Youth Ministry page: Faith Formation Registration Form. 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 been confirmed 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 a copy of your Baptismal Certificate.