Welcome to the preparation process of the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Confirmation is a Sacrament in which those who have been baptized now receive the fullness of the Holy Spirit whom the Lord sent upon his Apostles at Pentecost. It is a Sacrament that celebrates God’s strengthening via the gift of the Holy Spirit.
In Baptism, a person becomes a child of God, member of the Church and receives grace and life from the Holy Spirit.
In Eucharist, the faithful are nourished and strengthened on their journey to live out their discipleship with Christ moreover the Eucharist continues to transform us into a greater likeness of Christ.
In Confirmation, the baptismal vows are renewed and the sealing of the Spirit serves as a preparation for a mature Christian life.
Through these sacramental rites, the faithful are officially acknowledged as Christians and are commissioned to carry out the mission of Christ and his Church.
It provides an opportunity for members of the parish family to renew their own baptismal commitment. Confirmation time in the parish is a time when the community celebrates.
It is not enough for Candidates (those eligible and preparing for Confirmation) to sit back and learn the faith from the words of a catechist or from a book. They must as Jesus and the gospels proclaim, “go out to all the world and proclaim the Good News to every creature. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved; whoever does not believe will be condemned.”
Confirmation preparation is the chance for them to find how the gifts of the Holy Spirit assist in this task.
God is the God of welcome and LOVE and the power of God is available to everybody through the coming of the Spirit.