Confirmation is one of the Initiation sacraments (Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist).
Confirmation is the special outpouring of the Holy Spirit that brings an increase and deepening of baptismal grace.
- It unites us more firmly to Christ.
- It increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
- It renders a perfect bond with the Church.
- It gives us a special strength of the Holy Spirit to spread and defend the faith.
Every baptized person who is not yet confirmed can and should receive the sacrament of Confirmation.
Adolescents who were baptized as an infant or toddler receive Confirmation generally 14-16 years of age. The Bishop is the ordinary minister of Confirmation. A recent baptismal certificate is required so the reception of the sacrament can be duly recorded at their church of baptism. At St. Margaret Mary, Confirmation preparation begins in the 9th grade and is a 2 year process.
To learn about our Confirmation preparation program for high schoolers, click here.
To learn about our Confirmation preparation program for adults (RCIA), click here.