Confirmation

“Confirmation, together with Baptism and Eucharist, form the Sacraments of Initiation that are all intimately connected. In the Sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized person is ‘sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit’ and is strengthened for service to the Body of Christ.” – USCCB

About

Just as Mary and the Apostles received the gift of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, more than two thousand years ago, high school Confirmation prepares young hearts and minds to receive this beautiful gift.

The Sacrament of Confirmation allows us to be strengthened and blessed by the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit. Through these gifts, young people can be empowered to go confidently in the way of the Lord.

The Sacrament of Confirmation is something we must prepare ourselves for, because contrary to popular belief, Confirmation is not the end of our faith formation. Confirmation is a sending forth of young Catholics to proudly live and share the truth of Jesus Christ, inspired by the strength of the Holy Spirit.

St. Paul informs us, “But it is God who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us, by putting his seal on us and giving us his Spirit in our hearts as a first installment.”

Here at St. Philip, our hope is to prepare teens for Confirmation, their first installment. As we teach and encourage teens to consider God’s plan for their lives, we hope they’ll grow in relationship with Christ, motivated to live life as a witness to His unwavering love, unmatched beauty, and overflowing mercy.

The Confirmation date for 2017-2018

HS candidates is coming soon.

Requirements to be Eligible for HS Confirmation

  • Candidates must be 15 and in the 10th grade
  • Must attend Sunday Mass weekly
  • Must be enrolled and regularly attend SPY Fortis the same year as Confirmation, no excessive absences
  • Parents must attend the following SPY Parent Nights…
    • Dates will be listed soon
  • Attend the Confirmation Retreat from April 6-8th, 2018
  • Serve in a volunteer role at St. Philip the same year as Confirmation as either a Lector, Usher, Altar Server, or Choir Member
  • Choose a sponsor based on the sponsor qualifications and complete a Certificate of Eligibility for Confirmation sponsor.
  • Choose a Confirmation Name and fill out the corresponding form which will be handed out in SPY Fortis
  • Turn in a Sacramental Information Form and a copy of Baptismal Certificate for Confirmation candidate (if received Baptism outside of St. Philip)

Qualifications for Confirmation Sponsors

IN ORDER FOR A PERSON TO SERVE AS A SPONSOR FOR CONFIRMATION, THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS MUST BE MET. AS SET FORTH BY CANON LAW.

  • The sponsor must be at least 16 years old.
  • The sponsor must be a practicing Catholic who has been Confirmed and who has received the Sacrament of the Most Holy Eucharist.
  • If the sponsor is married, the marriage must be considered valid by the Catholic Church. Especially if a person has been divorced and remarried.
  • The parents of the candidate cannot be a sponsor.
  • A Godfather/Godmother from Baptism can also be a sponsor for Confirmation.

IF THE SPONSOR IS UNABLE TO ATTEND THE CONFIRMATION MASS, ANOTHER PERSON MAY STAND IN FOR THEM.

For More Information Regarding Confirmation, Check out the Catechism of the Catholic Church Paragraphs 1285-1321

Questions?

Phone: 972.219.1754