Sr. Lisa Marie Doty, FdCC - Director
Sr. Betty Rivero, FdCC - Associate Director
Leslie Monette, Director
Beginning in mid September our parish will offer an Adult Confirmation class. This is an immediate preparation program with adults being confirmed in mid November at the Archdiocesan Confirmation Mass. Registration for the Adult Confirmation program is ongoing. Please contact Leslie at 293-6760.
The sacrament of confirmation is found in Bible passages such as Acts 8:14–17, 9:17, 19:6, and Hebrews 6:2, which speak of a laying on of hands for the purpose of bestowing the Holy Spirit.
Hebrews 6:2 is especially important because it is not a narrative account of how confirmation was given and, thus, cannot be dismissed by those who reject the sacrament as something unique to the apostolic age. In fact, the passage refers to confirmation as one of Christianity’s basic teachings, which is to be expected since confirmation, like baptism, is a sacrament of initiation into the Christian life.
We read: "Therefore let us leave the Elementary (ERE) (ERE) teachings of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God, instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment" (Heb. 6:1–2).
Catholic Answers, “Confirmation” (San Diego: Catholic Answers, 2004)