Confirmation (Ages 9+)
Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the “sacraments of Christian initiation,” whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that 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." Like Baptism which it completes, Confirmation is given only once, for it too imprints on the soul an
indelible spiritual mark, the “character,” which is the sign that Jesus Christ has marked a Christian with the seal of his Spirit by clothing him with power from on high so that he may be his witness. - Catechism of the Catholic Church - 1285 and 1304
This class will focus on the children developing a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, and learning the articles of the Catholic faith as found in the Creed, all with the goal of preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation.
For those who have already been confirmed, this class will be adding "layer upon layer" of our Catholic Faith!
We will be utilizing the texts 'Preparation for Confirmation According to the Baltimore Catechism' and 'The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism No 2.'