ConfirmationWritten by carrie.haines on Aug 04, 2011
Celebrate Confirmation with us at the 10:30 mass on Sunday April 21st with Archbishop Sartain
What is Confirmation?
In the Western Church the sacrament is usually administered by the bishop. At the beginning of the ceremony there is a general imposition of hands, the bishop meantime praying that the Holy Ghost may come down upon those who have already been regenerated: “send forth upon them thy sevenfold Spirit the Holy Paraclete.” He then anoints the forehead of each with chrism saying: “I sign thee with the sign of the cross and confirm thee with the chrism of salvation, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Finally. he gives each a slight blow on the cheek saying: “peace be with you”. A prayer is added that the Holy Spirit may dwell in the hearts of those who have been confirmed, and the rite closes with the bishop’s blessing.
If you would like to have more information about your own confirmation, please contact Gail Dimock, pastoral associate.
Youth Confirmation Preparation
Confirmation for the year 2012-2013 began last March for 10th grader or 11th graders. The celebration for this class will be celebrated on Sunday April 21st at the 10:30 am mass. Registration forms and information for the next Confirmation Preparation for Youth will be available starting late Spring 2013. Please contact Jennie Caldwell in the office of Faith Formation at 788-1400 or Jennie@Holyinn.Org for more information or to be put on a list of those people who would like to receive the registration packet in the mail in December.
Confirmation preparation for youth who are at least 16 years old begins each January and meets monthly for one year. Volunteers are needed as Catechists, small group leaders, and administrative support. The classes are usually held Sunday afternoon or evenings depending on the parish schedule. Contact Person Jennie@holyinn.org or 788-1400.
Adult Confirmation Preparation for 2013 begins January 23rd. Contact the office to register.
Adults who are practicing Catholics but have not yet received the Sacrament of Confirmation or encouraged to be confirmed in order to be fully initiated members of the Church. We will be offering our adult class starting Wednesday January 23, 2013 at 7pm and go for 6 sessions. Confirmation will be celebrated at the 10:30 mass on Sunday April 21st. If you are interested in being one of the leaders of the program or in receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation, please call the office, 425-788-1400.
Adult Confirmation Preparation Schedule: All Classes are on Wednesday evenings 7-8:30 pm in the VanHulle room down off the church hall.
- Jan 23
- Feb 13
- Feb 27
- Mar 13
- (Mar 27-29 Holy Week Liturgies)
- Apr 3
- Apr 17