CONFIRMATION

When you have consecrated them, they shall be most sacred; whatever touches them shall be sacred – Exodus 31:29

Confirmation completes the grace of Baptism by a special outpouring of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, which seal or confirm the baptized in unison with Christ and equip them for active participation in the worship and apostolic life of the Church.

 Saint James the Apostle Parish celebrates the Sacrament of Confirmation with our ninth graders in the fall, after they have completed a preparation program including classroom instruction, prayer, study, service, and a retreat.

Any baptized adult Catholic who has not yet been confirmed is invited to participate in the RCIA process in preparation to receive the Sacrament of  Confirmation during the Easter season. Please call the parish office or Religious Education Office for more information.

Confirmation Preparation

Confirmation preparation is a special time during your child’s faith journey.  We are excited to help you, their parent, on that journey.

This is a special time for our students as they come together to prepare to receive the sacrament.  We look forward to continuing to assist you in preparing your child for the sacrament, which they will receive early in the Fall of 2021.

Confirmation Preparation Classes
Hatcher Hall from 7:00-8:30 PM
September 14, 2021, and September 21, 2021

Retreat
Saturday, October 9, 2021

Sacrament of Confirmation
Saturday, October 23, 2021

Confirmation Assignments

Students currently registered in grade 8 should be working on their 20 hours of community service. Confirmation Candidates are required to complete 10 hours of community service in 7th grade and 20 hours of community service in 8th grade. 

Due dates will be announced at the January meeting.