“Now when the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent them Peter and John, who came down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit.For He had not yet fallen upon any of them; they had simply been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then they began laying their hands on them, and they were receiving the Holy Spirit.

ACTS 8:14-17

Confirmation

In the Sacrament of Confirmation, the Holy Spirit is given us in a more intense manner, particularly through the outpouring of the Gifts of the Spirit: Wisdom, Understanding, Knowledge, Counsel, Fortitude, Piety and Fear of the Lord. These gifts enable us to have an innate sense of God’s presence within and the guidance of the Spirit as life progresses.

 

    Children

  • The Sacrament of Confirmation is administered in the third year of Religious Education classes, often corresponding to the 3rd Children must participate in two of these years of RE classes at St. Dominic Parish to be confirmed here.
  • Confirmation is ordinarily given in the same ceremony in which the child receives his/her first communion.
  • Each candidate for confirmation chooses a sponsor. The sponsor must be a practicing Catholic . Candidates frequently choose their baptismal godparent.

 

    Middle School young adults

  • The middle school candidate must attend Religious Education at St. Dominic Parish for at least 2 years.
  • The candidate must be participating in Sunday Mass.
  • Each candidate for confirmation chooses a sponsor. The sponsor must be a practicing Catholic . Candidates frequently choose their baptismal godparent.

 

    Adults

  • Adults participate in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).
  • This program begins in September and ends in May, meeting every Wednesday evening in the parish center.
  • Each candidate for confirmation chooses a sponsor. The sponsor must be a practicing Catholic . Candidates frequently choose their baptismal godparent.

Sponsors

In Baptism, parents and godparents promised that the child would be raised in the faith. They professed their faith on behalf of the child. In Confirmation the candidates will speak for themselves; they will renew their Baptismal promises. To support them, candidates will choose a sponsor who will stand with them as they are presented to the Bishop for Confirmation.

The Church encourages, if possible, that one of the Baptismal Godparents serve as a sponsor for Confirmation because this expresses more clearly the link between the sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation. A good choice for a sponsor is someone who has been close to the candidate (someone other than a parent) and supportive throughout life.  The sponsor must have been Baptized Catholic, must receive Holy Communion regularly, and have been confirmed. They must be at least 16 years old, and a good role model of the Catholic faith. If they are married, they must have received the Sacrament of Matrimony in the Catholic faith.

Registration

Students should register for Confirmation preparation by contacting the parish office. College students and other adults should inquire about the “Becoming Catholic” (RCIA) process.

Contact the parish office for more information at 303.455.3613.

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