Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist (“Holy Communion”), together, constitute the sacraments of Christian initiation. The reception of Confirmation is therefore necessary (and not optional) for being a fully initiated Christian.
There are many reasons the sacrament of Confirmation is postponed or overlooked during one’s adolescent years; and sometimes, sadly, never to be conferred at all. However, that you are reading these words now is a sign of great hope, and speaks to God’s incredible work in your life. Congratulations!
Far from merely a box to check in route to becoming a Godparent, preparation for Confirmation aims at leading candidates into an intimate union with Christ and His Spirit, so that they may one day live as active disciples (learners) of Jesus, and be sent out to make disciples of their own.
With this is mind, preparation for Confirmation is ultimately meant to bring about a deepening of the graces received at Baptism. It is to unite us more firmly to Christ and initiate a more significant sense of belonging to the Catholic Church, and to the parish community (e.g. St, Gabriel the Archangel)
Are you a baptized Catholic in need of the sacrament of Confirmation?
This process is for those who have been baptized Catholic, and who may or may not have received their First Communion.
Note: If you were baptized in a separate community (e.g. a Protestant church), your process will differ from those who were baptized in the Catholic Church.