You are witnesses of these things

Luc 24:48

The grace of confirmation, which completes the baptismal initiation into the life of Jesus, forms us to be mission minded children of God. In baptism we receive the Holy Spirit which graces us to become a child of God. In confirmation, we receive a special anointing of maturity by this same Holy Spirit to be a witness to Christ. Confirmed, the Holy Spirit urges the person to ‘do the works of the Lord’, by healing the sick, feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, educating the ignorant and freeing prisoners. Confirmation is the grace of discipleship.

Please contact Nancy if you have questions or would like to start preparing for the sacrament of confirmation.

When are we confirmed?

Confirmation can be received at any age.


Formerly Catholics confirmed teenagers in their early teen years. In our parish, we no longer do this. For far too long many youth have been confirmed without fully understanding, and consequently did not commit to their faith. We want your child to WANT to be confirmed. Hence, after the regular children’s catechism program, once they reach the age of 11 to 17, teens are required to be part of the EFFATA youth group. Here they will make friends, grow in their faith, learn to do the work of Christ. And if they chose, they can receive the sacrament of confirmation. Choosing to become a disciple matters.


Adults prepare for confirmation by means of the RCIA program. They are generally confirmed at the Easter Vigil.

Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature .
Mark 16:15