Baptism, the Eucharist, and the Sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the "sacraments of Christian initiation," whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of Baptismal grace. (CCC 1285).
Life in the Sacraments - Confirmation
Confirmation, the last "sacrament of initiation," completes the grace of Baptism by a special outpouring of the gifts of Holy Spirit which seal or "confirm" the baptized in union with Christ and equip them for a life of active participation in the worship and apostolic life of the Church.
Confirmation preparation for young people is a two year process beginning in seventh grade. Please contact Mrs Meg Barrett for more information and to register your child for Faith Formation.
Adults who have never received this Sacrament, or are missing any other Sacraments of Initiation, should speak to Father Miller or call Alison Speed at the office 704.735.5575 for information and to register for RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults).
* Unless otherwise noted, all Sacramental descriptions are from the Catechism of the Catholic Church Glossary ©2000