"Confirmation is important for Christians; it strengthens us to defend the faith and to spread the Gospel Courageously."-Pope Francis
Thank you Choosing Saint Timothy Catholic Church to Practice your Sacraments!
Requirements for Confirmation
A copy of the Birth Certificate, Baptism Certificate and First Communion Certificate must be provided.
Upon starting Confirmation classes in the fall the candidate must be between the 7th and 10th grade.
In the case that the candidate is in 11th or 12th grade of high school or is over 18 years old, they may join the RCIA group (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults).
Why be Confirmed?
The sacrament of Confirmation is the last sacrament of the "sacraments of Initiation" and completes the sacrament of Baptism. If Baptism is the sacrament of re-birth to a new and supernatural life, Confirmation is the sacrament of maturity and coming of age. The real confession of Christ consists in this, "that the whole man submits himself to Truth, in the judgment of his understanding, in the submission of his will and in the consecration of his whole power of love."
This confirmation in the power of the Holy Spirit leading to a firm profession of faith has always been the particular effect which Catholic tradition has ascribed to the sacrament. It is effect which complements and completes that of baptism.
Confirmation is a grace that we are given. It gives us the graces we need in order to carry out our universal call as Christians!
Through Confirmation, we are able to receive all the gifts of the Holy Spirit; Knowledge, Wisdom, Understanding, Fortitude, Fear of the Lord, Counsel, and Piety.
Choosing a Saint
As Catholics, choosing a Confirmation Saint is an important step in fulfilling the sacrament. In choosing a saint we are asking for their intercession and aide in our journey to heaven. Our Confirmation Saint is someone we aspire to imitate and can use as a model for our own lives on earth. Take into deep prayer and consideration who you will choose as your saint, it should be someone who resonates deeply with you!
Confirmation Class available:
Wednesdays: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Saturdays: 10 AM-11:30 AM
To Register Contact Office: (305) 274-8224