Confirmation is the sacrament by which Catholics receive a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
Through Confirmation, the Holy Spirit gives them the increased ability to practice their Catholic faith in every aspect of their lives and to witness Christ in every situation.
The effects of Confirmation are as follows:
An increased portion of the gifts of the Holy Spirit: wisdom, knowledge, right judgment, understanding, courage, piety, and fear of the Lord
A deepening and strengthening of the grace received at Baptism, which is considered the presence of God in the soul
A more intimate relationship with Jesus Christ
A closer bond with the Catholic Church
The ability to take a greater, more mature role in the Church's mission of living the Christian faith daily and witnessing to Christ everywhere
A special mark, or character, on the soul that can never be erased
REQUIREMENTS (2 YEAR PROGRAM):
For 5th and 6th grades and may include other students that may have missed this sacrament.
Must have attended CCD the prior year and the year of the Sacrament.
If you were not Baptized at or received First Communion here at St. Mary we will need a recent original of your Baptism and First Communion record from your home parish