Those who have been baptized continue on the path of Christian initiation through the Sacrament of Confirmation. In this sacrament they receive the Holy Spirit, whom the Lord sent upon the apostles at Pentecost. “This giving of the Holy Spirit conforms believers more perfectly to Christ an strengthens them so that they may bear witness to Christ for the building up of his body in faith and love. They are so marked with the character or seal of the Lord that the sacrament of Confirmation cannot be repeated.” (Introduction to the Rite of Confirmation)The sacrament of confirmation strengthens the baptized and obliges them more firmly to be witnesses of Christ by word and deed and to spread and defend the faith. It imprints a character, enriches by the gift of the Holy Spirit the baptized continuing on the path of Christian initiation, and binds them more perfectly to the Church.
Divine Mercy Parish Confirmation Preparation
Divine Mercy Parish provides a two year Confirmation preparation program for students in 7th and 8th grade. The overall purpose of this preparation is to prepare the candidate to celebrate the sacrament with greater faith and understanding and to incorporate them more fully into the life of the Holy Spirit in the Church.
Confirmation preparation includes:
•Catechesis on the Sacrament and Rite of Confirmation.
•Instruction on the Holy Spirit, the Gifts of the Holy Spirit and the practice of Christian virtues in daily life.
•Involvement in the sacramental and spiritual life of the Church.
•Challenge to live the faith in an ever more mature manner.
•Christian service to others.
•Witness to Christ through daily life and vocational commitment.
For more information, visit the Religious Education Sacramental Prep Page