Through the laying on of hands and the anointing with chrism, the sacrament of Confirmation unites the Baptized more intimately to Christ and to his Church by the power of the Holy Spirit and the sign of the cross. Empowered by the spirit, the graces of our Baptism, and the gifts of the Holy Spirit, the fully initiated are enabled to be disciples who participate in the mission of the Church. This mission includes the salvation of souls and the transformation of society into God's kingdom of justice, love and peace. (CCC #1285).
Catechisis for the sacrament is an ongoing responsibility of both parents and parish. Parents, Pastor and catechists should be able to see some evidence of an active faith-life in the witness of the candidate's participation in the sacramental life of the Church. Candidates for Sacrament of Confirmation:
Choosing a Sponsor
Sponsor Eligibility Form This is a form from the sponsor’s current parish that indicates the sponsor practices his/her faith in the Parish Community. It should be attached to the application form.More on selecting a Sponsor
Choosing a name Traditionally, we choose a Confirmation name. The name can be related or your baptismal name or it can be a name of a Saint or biblical figure. Candidates will research the name and then do a report on the Saint. It should be attached to the application form.
ServiceTo impress upon the candidates how important it is to live like Christ did (Matthew 25: 31-46), the candidates will do community service in both 7th and 8th grade. The service should be based on the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy. Opportunities will be supplied through the parishes but not limited to projects offered. There are no specific number of hours required.
Candidates are expected
Candidates will be interviewed during the second year of Confirmation Preparation. If you have any questions, please call the Faith Formation Office at 856-767-3414 or e-mail
Please note the dates, times and required documents.
Catholic (from Greek katholikos, i.e., “universal”), the characteristic that distinguished the Christian Church at large from local communities.
It is a wonderful opportunity for you to grow in faith as a family. We will certainly support and assist you in this endeavor.
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