Baptism, the Eucharist and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the “sacraments of Christian Initiation.” By the sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.
Like Baptism, Confirmation is given only once, for it too imprints on the soul an indelible spiritual mark, the “character”, which is a sign that Jesus Christ has marked a Christian with the seal of his spirit by clothing him with power from on high so that we may be his witness.
Confirmation starts in the 10th grade and the actual celebration of the sacrament is during the student’s 11th grade year. The classes are in conjunction with the Religious Education Program on Wednesday nights. Please call the Parish Office at 325-692-5734 if you have any questions about the confirmation process.