The prophets of the Old Testament foretold that God’s Spirit would rest upon the Messiah to sustain his mission. Their prophecy was fulfilled when Jesus the Messiah was conceived by the Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. The Holy Spirit descended on Jesus on the occasion of his baptism by John. Jesus’ entire mission occurred in communion with the Spirit. Before he died, Jesus promised that the Spirit would be given to the Apostles and to the entire Church. After his death, he was raised by the Father in the power of the Spirit.
Confirmation deepens our baptismal life that calls us to be missionary witnesses of Jesus Christ in our families, neighborhoods, society, and the world. . . . We receive the message of faith in a deeper and more intensive manner with great emphasis given to the person of Jesus Christ, who asked the Father to give the Holy Spirit to the Church for building up the community in loving service.
Confirmation for Young Adults
Confirmation for young adults at Sacred Heart takes place typically in the 7th or 8th grade year. Due to the nature of this sacrament, a year’s worth of preparation is required. Students should be in 6th through 8th grade when they begin their year of preparation, although students that are older are welcome as well.
A new class for confirmation started in January 2018. Registration for this session is closed. Confirmation is expected December 2018.
If you are interested in our next session of confirmation prep classes, please contact Melinda Hutchison, Coordinator of Religious Education. We expect the next session to start in January 2020, with Confirmation expected in December of 2020. Our parish is on a 2 year cycle for this sacrament.
Confirmation for Adults
Takes place in the RCIA curriculum. Learn more here.