“The reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For "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.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1285)
Confirmation is the second sacrament of Christian initiation. It is called Confirmation because it confirms and strengthens baptismal grace. Through this sacrament, the grace given in baptism is deepened.
A comprehensive program is provided for both St. Jude School and PSR 8th grade students. Instruction is integrated into the regular religion class time. Parents and sponsors are involved throughout the process. Candidates, sponsors, and parents are asked to attend Spirit Sunday, a Sunday afternoon program in early October. Candidates will take part in service projects, a retreat day, and prayer, besides their regular religious instruction.
We would be happy to work with you to ensure your child’s/children’s needs are met. Please call the Director of Religious Education for more information.
Adults who are not yet confirmed are invited to call the rectory to make arrangements to celebrate the sacrament.
"Now when the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received
the word of God, they sent to them Peter and John, who came down and
prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit; for it had not yet fallen on any of them,
but they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
Then they laid their hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit."