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Confirmation

Confirmation is the sacrament by which those born anew in baptism receive the seal of the Holy Spirit, the Gift of the Father. Along with baptism and the Eucharist, confirmation is a sacrament of initiation - in this case, initiation into the life of adult Christian witness. The deepened presence of the Spirit, who comes to us in this sacrament, is meant to sustain us in a lifetime of witness to Christ and service to others [1302-1303].


Scriptural Foundation for Confirmation

In the Acts of the Apostles we read of the coming of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost. While baptism is the sacrament of new life, confirmation gives birth to that life. Baptism initiates us into the Church and names us as children of God, whereas confirmation calls us forth as God’s children and unites us more fully to the active messianic mission of Christ in the world.

After receiving the power of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, the Apostles went out and confirmed others, showing confirmation to be an individual and separate sacrament: Peter and John at Samaria (Acts 8:5-6, 14-17) and Paul at Ephesus (Acts 19:5-6). Also the Holy Spirit came down on Jews and Gentiles alike in Caesarea, prior to their baptisms. Recognizing this as a confirmation by the Holy Spirit, Peter commanded that they be baptized (cf. Acts 10:47).

Our Confirmation is designed to prepare high school teens to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation over the course of two years. Confirmation Candidates usually meet at 3:30PM in the Holy Angel Hall.  Luke, our Youth Director, will present the teaching for the month on the topics approved and mandated by Los Angeles Archdiocese. The group will then break into small groups for discussions and activities. The 5PM Life Teen Mass is mandatory for the candidates.


2019 Confirmation:

Prelate: The Most Reverend David G. O'Connell

Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM


2018-19 Confirmation Class Schedule Click Here


Confirmation 1 & 2 Retreat:

March 29-31

 

For more information, please contact:

 
 Luke Brooks, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

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