SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
Para. 1315: "Now when the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent to them Peter and John, who came down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit; for it had not yet fallen on any of them, but they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then they laid their hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit" (Acts 8:14-17).
As a sacrament of initiation along with Baptism and the Holy Eucharist, Confirmation strengthens us in our Faith. It confirms our Baptism. Confirmation is an outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon our lives. It strengthens us to participate in the mission of the Church.
Confirmation is most generally performed by a Bishop, but the Bishop may delegate this ministry to priests – i.e. during the Easter Vigil Mass for Catechumens and Candidates.
At St. Rose and St. John young people are confirmed in the seventh and eighth grades. Their preparation includes ministries within the church. They are catechized either through their religion courses at St. Rose School or through the PREP program at either parish. Confirmation will be held April 29, 2017 with Msgr. Borger at St. Rose.
Should you wish to receive more information on the Sacrament of Confirmation, please click on the link for Religious Education for forms and information pertaining to current activities.