Confirmation is the sacrament that completes your initiation that began at your Baptism. It strengthens you through the power of the Holy Spirit to help you to be a disciple in the world and to become a more active member of the Church. This class is for adults (baptized Catholic) who have received the Sacrament of Eucharist, but need the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation for Adults:
- Active participation in the sacramental life of the Church:
- Participate fully in the sacramental life by attending Sacred Mass every week.
- Receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation prior to receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. Confession prior to Confirmation allows you to be open to receive God’s graces and outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
- Life of prayer:
Foster a healthy prayer life: Use this time of preparation to strengthen your relationship with God through prayer. Take time to read and reflect on Sacred Scripture.
- Your responsibilities:
- *Complete a Sacrament Information Sheet and submit with the following:
- Recent copy of your Catholic Baptism Certificate (if you are unsure how to obtain this talk with the Director of Faith Formation)
- Letter of Good Standing OR Certificate to Serve as Sponsor to the Director of Faith Formation
- Attend all adult confirmation sessions
- Go to Reconciliation prior to your Confirmation
All necessary documentation is due no later than September 1, 2018. Please know that the sacrament will not take place if all necessary documentation is provided as requested.
- Attendance & Participation:
Attendance & participation at all sessions is mandatory. Absence for no more than 2 sessions is acceptable. To report absence contact Robin Harris at 817-510-2726. It is the responsibility of the candidate to communicate with Formation Director and obtain any make up assignments. Please note: Not all candidates complete the preparation, or are able to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation at the next celebration. Readiness for sacrament is dependent upon each person's disposition toward the sacrament and freedom to receive the sacrament. Be prepared for class each week: be sure to read your assignments in anticipation of the next class
- Preparation also includes making the moral commitment to attend and participate Sunday Mass every weekend (Saturday vigil or Sunday) unless truly restricted by illness/emergency
- To live according to the Church's whole body of teachings.
Each person must have a sponsor, and it must only be one (1) person. Sponsors are encouraged to attend all the preparation sessions in a supportive role. Sponsors must meet the following requirements at the minimum, but should be fully active in their own parishes, and must be able to validly receive Holy Communion each Sunday.
- Must be at least 16 years old;
- Must be fully initiated in the Catholic Church (Baptized, Confirmed, Holy Communion)
- Must not be parent/guardian of the adult
- If married, marriage must be formally recognized by the Catholic Church.
- Is not the spouse or fiancé of the intended participant Participants should choose their sponsor very carefully. Sponsors will be expected to validly receive Holy Communion during the Rite of Confirmation with their candidates. If a person is unable to receive Holy Communion due to marital status, they are ineligible to serve as sponsor. If there is any question about who can sponsor or if a candidate cannot provide one, notify the Director of Faith Formation immediately.
*All information about your sacramental readiness and eligibility will be forwarded to St. Patrick Cathedral. The Sacrament of Confirmation (for those eligible) will take place Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Cathedral.
If you have questions or want to set up a sacrament inquiry meeting, please contact: