Through the sacrament of Confirmation, Catholics are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. They become true witnesses of Christ, spreading his message by the way in which they live their lives.
UPDATE - The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated on May 11, 2014 with Bishop Eusebio Elizondo presiding.
High School Confirmation
Any baptized person who is a Junior or Senior in High School may be Confirmed. There is a formation process that culminates with the mass of Confirmation, celebrated with a bishop of our Archdiocese. Holy Rosary prepares candidates for Confirmation every year. There is an orientation meeting in the fall, and the preparation program begin at the start of the new year with a weekend retreat. If you would like to be confirmed, go to our High School Confirmation Registration page.
Each year Holy Rosary offers a series of sessions to prepare baptized Catholic adults, who have not yet been confirmed, for the sacrament of Confirmation. It is a time for the participants to deepen their relation with God and the Church by focusing on the Rite of Confirmation itself while also connecting Confirmation to the other two sacraments of initiation: Baptism and Eucharist. Pursuant to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For “by the sacrament of Confirmation [the baptized) are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.” (Catechism - 1285)
For more information please contact JoAnn Tobin, PA for Adult Faith Formation.
Profession of Faith with or without Confirmation: Those children already baptized in other Christian communities will make a profession of faith into the Catholic Church and will receive the sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation in the Rite of Reception into Full Communion with the Catholic Church. In addition to the Sacramental Preparation received in either Sunday Faith Formation classes and/or through Catholic School, a one hour class is required for children to prepare for a Profession of Faith.