The Sacrament of Confirmation

“Like Baptism which it completes, Confirmation is given only once, for it too imprints on the soul an indelible spiritual mark, the ‘character,’ which is the sign that Jesus Christ has marked a Christian with the seal of his Spirit by clothing him with power from on high so that he may be his witness.” – Catechism of the Catholic Church 1304

Confirmation is a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit like that of Pentecost. It impresses on the soul an indelible character and produces a growth in the grace of Baptism. It reinvigorates the gifts of the Holy Spirit in the soul of the recipient, giving them a special strength to witness to the Christian faith.

Confirmation for Teens

Baptized teens begin preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation at the age of 14 (Freshman year in High School). It is a 2 year program that culminates with the Sacrament being conferred by the Bishop during the Easter Season. More information can be obtained here.

Confirmation for Adults

Adults who have been baptized Catholic would prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in our RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation) program. More information can be obtained here.

How to Help

Leaders are needed to assist with preparing teens for the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation as Catechists (Teachers), Classroom Assistants, Retreat Team Leaders, and more. To volunteer, contact the Office of Confirmation at 714-901-9946.