Confirmation

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“For those who are led by the spirit of God are Children of God

~Romans 8:14~

What Is Confirmation?

Confirmation is the sacrament of Christian Initiation in which the baptized Catholic, through prayers, imposition of hands and the anointing with Holy Chrism, receives a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit that completes the Baptismal grace. This sacrament impresses a character, and by it the baptized, continuing on the path of Christian initiation, are enriched by the gifts of the Holy Spirit and bound more perfectly to the Church. It strengthens them and obliges them more firmly to be witnesses to Christ by word and deed and to spread and defend the faith!

This sacrament helps a person remain faithful to his or her baptismal commitment to witness to Christ and to serve others. The gifts of the Holy Spirit associated with Confirmation are strengths (or virtues) that Christian living requires if it is to be fruitful and complete. Thus wisdom, understanding, knowledge, counsel, fortitude, piety, and fear of the Lord, are divine aids to Christian living without which fulfilling one’s baptismal calling would be far more difficult, if not impossible.

Eligibility for Confirmation Preparation Classes:

  • Student is a baptized Catholic who has received First Communion

  • Student is in 8th-12th grade

  • Student is between the ages of 13-17

  • Has a sincere desire to receive the sacrament as well as an appreciation of sacramental life.

 

Summary of Confirmation Preparation

  • Completing the necessary Registration Forms and payment of fees

  • Copy of your Baptismal Certificate

  • Completion of a Saint project

  • Choosing a Confirmation sponsor. 

  • Consistent attendance at Confirmation Classes 

  • Completion of 18+ service hours for St. Ambrose Parish and/or in the Community

  • Candidates are asked to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation as part of their preparation for Confirmation.

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the obligations of a practicing member of the Catholic Church.