The Sacrament of Confirmation

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR SY2022-2023 NOW AVAILABLE 

 

Information regarding Confirmation for the 2022-23 school year is now available. Parents wishing for their children to receive the sacrament should only register via the parish directly during one (1) of our

in-person Sacramental Registration dates, as follows:

October 20, 2022, between 5PM - 7PM; or

October 22, 2022, between 10AM - 12PM 

 

Please click  here  to access the complete registration package that contains all relevant information as well as the 2-page registration form. Grade 7 students will also be given printouts of this registration package in early September by the schools.

 

If your child missed the sacrament in 2020, 2021 or 2022,  and now wish to participate, please register with the parish at the above mentioned in-person registration dates.

 

For more information or any questions, please contact Melanie Gaddi at the parish office or email: sacramentalprep@stpaultheapostleburlington.com

 

What is the Sacrament of Confirmation?

Confirmation is the sacrament by which Catholics receive a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Through Confirmation, the Holy Spirit gives them the increased ability to practice their Catholic faith in every aspect  of their lives and to witness Christ in every situation.

 

The Effects of Confirmation are as follows:

  • An increased portion of the gifts of the Holy Spirit: wisdom, knowledge, right judgment, understanding, courage, piety, and fear of the Lord

  • A deepening and strengthening of the grace received at Baptism, which is considered the presence of God in the soul

  • A more intimate relationship with Jesus Christ

  • A closer bond with the Catholic Church

  • The ability to take a greater, more mature role in the Church's mission of living the Christian faith daily and witnessing to Christ everywhere

  • A special mark, or character, on the soul that can never be erased.