Confirmation

Confirmation  Schedule at St. Maximilian Kolbe

Confirmation Preparation throughout the Diocese takes place over the course of two years and begins no earlier than 8th grade.
The goal of Confirmation Preparation is to ground candidates in the faith and prepare them to live a life of faith, strengthened by the grace of theSacrament. If you know some who will be ready to start preparing for CONFIRMATION in the Fall, Contact the office.

Confirmation Is one of the three Sacraments of Initiation for Catholics. It is most often associated with the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Confirmation is a sacrament of initiation that is closely connected to baptism and Eucharist. It completes the sacrament of baptism, brings an increase and deepening of baptismal grace and more clearly shows forth the gifts of the Spirit received in baptism. At the same time, the celebration of confirmation leads us to Eucharist as the way to live out being a fully initiated Catholic. 

Click to download Sacrament Registration Form

 

WHAT IS READINESS?
When speaking of the readiness of a child to celebrate a sacrament, there are three areas to address: the family, the individual and the parish community.
• The family is the primary place where children are formed in faith.
• Does your family participate in the life of the community in the areas of worship, formation(education) and service?
• Has your child received appropriate formation for his/her age?
• Does your family pray together at home?
• As parents are you willing to commit to the continuing formation of your child in worship, formation and service?

The readiness of the individual involves the following:
• A person must be baptized and have the use of reason (about the age of seven);
• (If a person is developmentally disabled, he/she should be confirmed after appropriate catechesis if catechesis is not possible, he/she should be confirmed.)
• Does the person express a desire to celebrate Confirmation?
• Does the candidate participate in the worship life (Eucharist) of the community on a regular basis?
• Has the person been formed in faith in an age appropriate manner?
• Is there a commitment from this person to continue formation and participation in the worship life of the community.
Regularly participates in Religious Education/Youth Ministry program
Regularly prays and reflects on God’s presence in his/her life
Willingly serves those in need

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St. Anthony Messenger Press Newsletter Articles

"Sacraments of Initiation: Sacraments of Invitation"
By Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M.

 "Confirmation: A Deepening of Our Christian Identity"
by Carol Luebering

 "What difference does Confirmation make?"
by Joseph Martos

 "Confirmation: Seven Symbols in One Sacrament"
by Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M.

 "Confirmation: Sacrament of the Spirit"
by Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M.

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