Confirmation is a deepening of baptismal gifts. The sacrament roots us more deeply in our identity as God's children; unites us more firmly with Christ; increases in us the gifts of the Holy Spirit; binds us more closely to the Church; and gives us special strength to bear witness to our faith.
The Catholic Church reminds us:
"Preparation for Confirmation should aim at leading the Christian toward a more intimate union with Christ and a more lively familiairty with the Holy Spirit - his actions, gifts, and his biddings - in order to be more capable of assuming the apostolic responsibilities of the Christian life". (CCC1309)
Who can receive the sacrament of Confirmation? "Every baptized person not yet confirmed can and should receive the sacrament of Confirmation" (CCC1306)
St. Mark the Evangelist offers various opportunities to prepare our brothers and sisters to receive the sacrament of Confirmation.
Children who have reached the age of reason (seven) and have not been baptized will be preparing to receive the sacraments of initiation, Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist at the Easter Vigil. They will be part of the
RCIA Adapted for Children
in their second year of faith formation who attend Confirmation classes will be prepared to receive the sacrament of Confirmation at the the end of Spring.
will have the opportunity to attend Confirmation Classes in the Fall or in the Spring. Adult Confirmations normally take place during the Easter Vigil mass.