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. For “by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed." Catechism of the Catholic Church 1285
It is assumed that that students who desire to be Confirmed have been raised in the Catholic Faith at home with consistent Mass and Faith Formation attendance as promised by parents in their Baptismal vows made years ago.
Students who want to begin their Confirmation formation should meet the following guidelines:
- have been Baptized
- are at least 16 years of age OR are in 10th or 11th grade
- have a foundational knowledge of the Catholic Faith,
- attend weekly Mass
- have a desire to be Confirmed
Students attend Confirmation sessions for 2 years to continue their formal faith formation and to help them discern their commitment to live as a disciple of Christ. Confirmation Year 1 is open to students in 10th and 11th grade, once they complete their first year they are able to attend the 2nd year of Confirmation and be Confirmed in the spring if they so choose. The Confirmation Year 1 parents and students host the Confirmation Reception each year. Please contact the Faith Formation Director at 918.272.3710 if you would like to help.
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is offered for adults who have never received the sacrament of Confirmation. Please contact the parish office for more information about RCIC and RCIA.