Sacrament of Confirmation
The Sacrament of Confirmation holds a special place in our Catholic faith, signifying the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon individuals, strengthening them for their journey of faith. At St. Peter’s Church, we celebrate the profound significance of Confirmation and guide individuals of different age groups through the preparation process.
During the Sacrament of Confirmation, individuals receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit and are sealed with a special anointing, equipping them to be courageous witnesses of Christ in the world. It is a powerful moment of deepening one’s faith, embracing the call to discipleship, and becoming active participants in the life of the Church.
For Eighth Graders
For children in the eighth grade, Confirmation is celebrated during the spring each year. These young individuals embark on a two-year preparation journey, immersing themselves in faith formation, prayer, and understanding the teachings of the Church. This period of preparation allows them to grow in their personal relationship with Christ and discern their commitment to the Catholic faith.
Older Children & Adults
Older children who have not yet received the Sacrament of Confirmation also have a dedicated program tailored to their needs. This program provides an age-appropriate approach, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the sacrament and its significance.
Adults, aged eighteen and older, who are seeking the Sacrament of Confirmation are invited to participate in the R.C.I.A. program (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults). This program offers a transformative experience of faith formation, culminating in the reception of the Sacraments of Initiation, including Confirmation.