"Be sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit."
Confirmation, the second of the Sacraments of Initiation, is often celebrated last in the United States for Catholics baptized as children. It is never too late to receive the Grace of this important Sacrament.
What is Confirmation?
In the Sacrament of Confirmation, we are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit through the laying on of hands and the anointing with Holy Chrism (oil) by the Bishop. Confirmation brings the process of Christian initiation to completion. The life-long journey of faith formation continues as the fully initiated develop spiritually and participate in the life of God.
What is the normal age for Confirmation?
Children are usually confirmed in the 8th grade.
Can I be confirmed as an adult?
Yes! For various reasons, people who were baptized Catholic were not confirmed. If you have not been confirmed, please contact one of our parish priests.
I am an adult who would like to be confirmed. What do I have to do?
This will depend on each person’s individual situation. Some people may be asked to go through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA), which runs from late August through Easter. Others may be asked to meet one-on-one with one of our priests or deacons.