“Confirmation perfects Baptismal grace; it is the sacrament which gives the Holy Spirit in order to root us more deeply in the divine filiation, incorporate us more firmly in Christ, strengthen our bond with the Church, associate us more closely with her mission, and help us bear witness to the Christian faith in words accompanied by deeds.” (CCC 1316)
The Sacrament of Confirmation is one of the three sacraments of initiation into the Catholic Church (together with Baptism and Holy Communion). This special anointing given by the bishop or priest has the effect of increasing, deepening, and strengthening the sanctifying grace of God given to us at our baptism; while baptism removes from our souls the stain of original sin, Confirmation pours into our souls the fullness of the power of the Holy Spirit – just like the Apostles received at Pentecost.
At Pax Christi, the Sacrament of Confirmation is usually celebrated in the Spring of the year and offered to eighth graders. The classes for sacramental preparation are offered on Sunday mornings between the Masses from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. in the parish hall. In addition to participation in the preparation programs, the teens are expected to participate in a weekly weekend mass, and are invited to participate in the Youth Group. Contact Mark Davila, our FaithWalk Children’s Coordinator, for more information or with questions. firstname.lastname@example.org