“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
What is Confirmation?
Confirmation is one of the sacraments of the Catholic Church. In this sacrament you are sealed with the Holy Spirit through the anointing of Holy Chrism. The person being confirmed receives God's grace through the sacrament helping them be more open and perhaps attune to the gifts the Holy Spirit provides.
What are the expectations at Nativity Parish to be confirmed?
The candidate is expected to have been formed from freshman year through junior year.
In order to be confirmed it is expected that you have studied, understand, and are prepared to live out the values and morals of the Catholic Church. High school students will be doing this by learning six different components of our Catholic faith before formally enrolling and taking part in the immediate preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation.
The topics of the six components are:
- Revelation and Christ in Scripture
- Life in Christ Jesus
- Who is Jesus?
- Mission of Jesus Christ
- Jesus' Mission Continues in the Church
- Sacraments as Privileged Encounters with Jesus Christ
Students will be doing much of their learning in small groups and will attain the content of this material from the Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth 3rd Edition.
After the completion of the six components, the High School youth will be enrolled into the Immediate Confirmation Prep course. This course work is a total of 12 hours long. Not included in those 12 hours, but required as part of the preparation course, is a retreat, meetings with the sponsor and/or parent here at Church, and several outside meetings with the sponsor to help better prepare the youth for the reception of this Sacrament.
Sacrament of Confirmation will be held on May 5th, 2019 at 1:00 PM.