Confirmation Preparation

Confirmation willl be celebrated on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the 5:30 pm Mass.

Confirmation is acceptance of the Holy Spirit and a renewing of your Baptismal vows since you reached the age of reason. It is the sacrament that roots Catholics more firmly to Jesus Christ, strengthens their ties to the church, and helps them stand firm in their faith when facing life's challenges and while serving others.

Confirmation completes the "Sacraments of Christian Initiation" with Baptism and Eucharist.

 
 
 
 
Prerequisites

The prerequisites for confirmation candidates are:
     • already baptized
     • received the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist
     • must be in 9th grade and above
     • participate in both Youth Ministry and a separate process for Confirmation
       preparation
     • Been enrolled and attend a minimum of two years of Religious Education
     • Complete 40 service hours
     • Participate in a retreat experience


Sponsors

It is ususally suggested that the Confirmation Sponsor be the same sponsor as for Baptism, however, that is not always possible, and the candidate for Confirmation may select someone of their choosing that meets the following criteria.

Sponsors are 16 years of age or older who:
     • received the sacraments of Baptism, Holy Eucharist and Confirmation
     • regularly attends Mass and participates in other Catholic worship
       activities   
     • has a good relationship with the candidate
     • able and willing to participate in the Confirmation process, including
       attending Mass and other activities with the candidate
     • willing to openly share and discuss his own faith practice,
       understanding and experience.

 

 

For more information on the Confirmation process or are interested in becoming a Catechist, contact Sharon Tomore at (904) 786-1192 ext 228 or jkollasch@mhrjax.org.