Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the “Sacraments of Christian initiation,” whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For “by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.”
Catechism of the Catholic Church N0. 1285
At Holy Family, parishioners in the 8th grade are invited to participate in our program. For more information about Confirmation at Holy Family, please contact Sr. Yvonne Spenoso at ext. 347.
Confirmation is one of the three Sacraments of initiation ( Baptism – Confirmation – Eucharist).
The sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation are distinct but closely linked. Confirmation is to Baptism as Pentecost is to Easter. Just as the Spirit gave the Apostles the courage to go out and preach the good news, so too the sacrament of Confirmation gives us the courage to go out and be witnesses for Christ in our everyday life.
This is an invitation to adults who have been baptized Catholic and made First Communion, but never received the sacrament of Confirmation. Consider completing your Christian initiation by preparing for and making your Confirmation.
Arrangements will be made on an individual basis to help you prepare for this sacrament. For more information, please contact the Parish office (440) 842-5533.