The Sacrament of Confirmation takes root in the experience of the first disciples of Jesus, on the Pentecost following Jesus’ death and resurrection. Through Confirmation, Christians receive the gift of the Holy Spirit, like the disciples did on Pentecost. This gift fulfills Jesus’ promise to all Christians that God will send them a “Consoler” to be with them and give them the strength and the skills to live and preach the Gospel.
Confirmation is bestowed by a bishop or someone explicitly appointed by the bishop. Preparing to receive Confirmation is a time of reflection on one’s faith. This allows a person to better understand and take more responsibility for his or her relationship with God.
At St. Ignatius Parish, Confirmation takes place during eighth grade through the Children’s Faith Formation program.
Adult Confirmation through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a multi-month religious formation program for adults who wish to join the Catholic Church or to become fully initiated in the sacraments including Confirmation.