Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the "sacraments of Christian Initiation," whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for he completion of baptismal grace. For "by the sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized are more perfectly bound to the church, and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence, they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed. (Excerpt from the Catechism of the Catholic Church)
- To assist young people in their acceptance of full membership into the Catholic Church.
- To provide an intense year of prayer, study, sharing and service for the Confirmation candidate.
- Youth must be at least 16 years of age and a junior in high school.
- Youth must be committed and willing to meet the requirements of the program which include large and small group meetings, service projects and a weekend retreat.
- Confirmation preparation has a minimal two-year prerequisite of catechesis (Christian Formation Program or Catholic High School) to enter the program. Youth must complete one full year of religious education during 10th grade to meet the minimal requirement.
- Contact the Erin Erickson, Youth Ministry Coordinator, at 262-547-6555 ext 1350 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
- Designed to prepare Catholic adults who have already been baptized and have received First Communion.
- Participants receive the sacrament of Confirmation at the Easter Vigil.