At Confirmation we receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit and confirm our baptismal promises. Greater awareness of the grace of the Holy Spirit is conferred through the anointing of chrism oil and the laying on of hands by the Bishop. We are sealed with the gifts of the Holy Spirit initiated in us at Baptism and made soldiers of Christ to defend and promote the faith.
This year our teen Confirmation will be via the Martha Platform on Monday or Wednesday evening from 7-8:15 p.m. The program will utilize the Alpha Youth Series with Small Faith Communities that meet bi-weekly, and also requires LifeTeen attendance once a month. There will be a virtual retreat as well as optional in-person activities. Registration is open now.
Adult Confirmation is offered with the option of either online classes or in-person classes depending on the needs of our candidate. Registration is open now. If you have been Baptized and have made your First Communion in the Catholic Church but need to complete your initiation Sacraments, please contact Kathy Lewis at 949-574-7400 extension 321 or Kathy@stjccm.org.
Type: Sacrament of Initiation
Signs: Laying-on of Hands and Anointing with Sacred Chrism Accompanied by Prayer.
Scriptural Foundations: Wisdom 9:17, John 20:22, Acts 8:14-19, 19:6, 10:44-48