Dear Parents and Confirmation Candidates,

More than two thousand years ago, the first Confirmation class met in a small crowded upper room in Jerusalem. “And when the day of Pentecost had come...there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit”(Acts 2:1-4)

And now your child’s own journey toward Confirmation begins! The Sacrament of Confirmation is a wonderful gift that completes the work of grace God started in your child at their Baptism. Through the Sacrament of Confirmation, your son or daughter will be more perfectly united to the Church and Jesus Christ and given a special strengthening of the Holy Spirit, just like the Apostles and Mary at Pentecost, empowering them to better spread and defend the Gospel through their words and deeds. This strengthening of the Holy Spirit is necessary for us as Christians to live life “to the full” as Jesus wants for us. (John 10:10)

This period of preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation is important for you and your child. One of the biggest complaints I hear from youth ministers, Priests, and parents, is that after Confirmation teens seem to drift away from the Church. It doesn’t have to be this way. The more reverence, respect, and preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation we model as parents, the more our children will learn the power and importance of this Sacra- ment and our Catholic Faith.

If you are interested in understanding Confirmation better and explaining it to your child, checkout the Catechism of the Catholic Church paragraphs 1285-1321.

Please carefully read and review this packet. The complete list of requirements and due dates can be found on the Candidate checklist form. Please review them completely and mark your calendars so everything can be completed on time. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or would like to talk.

We will be praying for you and walking with you on this journey!


Erin Horomanski
Coordinator of Youth and Young Adult Ministry


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