The Sacrament of Confirmation
The Sacraments are tangible signs of God’s love for us and real transformative forces in our life. They are a participation in God’s own life, which is a tremendously generous gift. Because love is free or it is not love at all, God’s gifts in the Sacraments can only be freely and willingly received. Confirmation in particular is the Sacrament which perfects the gift we’re given in baptism; it strengthens our faith, fills us with the life of God through the Holy Spirit, and gives us a mission to share the Gospel in the world. It is the gift of a commission, a gift to be a disciple and a missionary. Confirmation is NOT becoming an adult in the Church, but is rather a necessary initial step towards that goal. It IS an opportunity for the candidate to make their faith “their own”.
The celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation is traditionally observed in late April or early May. Two years of training are required. Students must either be enrolled in the Religious Education program and have successfully completed the curriculum for grades seven and eight - either through class attendance or through participation in our Homeschool Program.
Questions regarding the preparation for Confirmation can be directed to Mary Jane Perry, our Faith Formation Coordinator, at 203-579-4540 (to leave a message) or emails to [email protected]
RCIA (Rites of Christian Initiation for Adults) program
Adults joining and/or returning to the faith can receive instruction through the RCIA (Rites of Christian Initiation for Adults) program. Please contact our parish office at 203-336-1835.