Confirmation seals the relationship that is established at our Baptism when we receive the Holy Spirit. Not only is this relationship sealed but it is strengthened. As a sacrament of initiation, confirmation is closely related to Baptism. Through this relationship with the Holy Spirit, we receive the Gifts of the Holy Spirit which are: Wisdom, Understanding, Knowledge, Fortitude, Counsel, Holiness and Awe of the Lord.
In addition to the gifts, we also receive the Fruits of the Holy Spirit which are: charity, joy, peace, patience, kindness goodness, generosity, gentleness, faithfulness, modesty, self-control, and chastity. We can recognize the presence of the Holy Spirit through the effects that the Spirit has on people.
Confirmation used to be celebrated in 10th (Sophomore) grade. Beginning this year (2020) we are working our way down to celebrate Confirmation in 8th grade. In order to do this in an orderly manner, we will be celebrating Confirmation with the present 9th and 10th graders.
Next year- 2021 -2022 we will be celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation with the students who will be in grades 8th and 9th that year.
The following year – 2022 – 2023 we will be celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation with the 8th graders that year. From that year on, we will be celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation with 8th graders.
Students preparing for the reception of Confirmation, should remember that there is a two year preparation process for this Sacrament.
For more information please contact:
Sister Beatrice Caulson
e. Email Sr. Bea