“The disciples were filled with joy when they saw the Lord, and he said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father sent me, so I am sending you.” After saying this he breathed on them and said: “Receive the Holy Spirit” (Jn. 20, 20-22)
The Sacrament of Confirmation confers special graces of the Holy Spirit upon the person being confirmed; just as such graces were granted to the Apostles on Pentecost. Like Baptism, therefore, it can only be performed once, and Confirmation increases and deepens all of the graces granted at Baptism. Every baptized person not yet confirmed can and should receive the sacrament of Confirmation. Since Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist form a unity, it follows that “the faithful are obliged to receive this sacrament at the appropriate time, any Catholic who did not receive Confirmation as part of his religious education during grade school or high school should contact the office of Religious Education and arrange to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.
The goal of the St. Mary’s Confirmation program is to challenge each candidate to be a witness for Christ and His Church and to determine if they are ready to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. The St. Mary’s Confirmation program is open to teens that are in 7th or 8th grade and High school, the program consist in two year preparation, 1st year been called Pre-Confirmation
Mandatory retreat presented by the NET Ministries (National Evangelization Team) group. will take place in St Mary’s Church or place assigned in January (Exact date to be confirmed)
Time and Cost
Classes will begin in and run through the time of Confirmation, (Please check Confirmation Calendar for exacts dates).Second year Classes will be held every Thursday night from 7:00 pm to 8:30pm, in the Basement of St Mary’s Church. Cost $50.00 per year/per child.