“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. 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.
*** HS Confirmation preparation is done through our HS formation program, SPY Fortis. HS confirmation candidates will be placed in small groups with other confirmation students while preparing for the sacrament. Occasional home study assignments will be assigned for further learning and reflection.
For the 2017-2018 school year
Join us for our HS Confirmation Meeting
Thursday, September 7th from 7:00-8:30PM
in the Narthex