“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
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, but rather the beginning of our faith journey as young Catholics.
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, by teaching and leading them to consider God’s plan for their lives.