Confirmation

Overview of the Sacrament of Confirmation


At Confirmation, we receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit and we are filled with God's grace through the anointing of chrism oil and the laying on of hands by a bishop.

"Bound more intimately to the Church by the Sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are endowed by the Holy Spirit with special strength, hence they are more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith both by word and by deed as true witnesses of Christ" (Lumen Gentium, 11).

Preparation for Receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation As A Teen

 

Confirmation is the last of three sacraments of initiation that one receives. The sacrament is closely linked to Baptism in that it confirms one's faith and bestows the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Typically, it is celebrated during a young person's high school  years. 

Starting in 2017-2018, our Confirmation preparation will be combined with St. Matthias parish. Sabrina Harper will coordinate this program with volunteers and staff from both parishes. Here are some highlights:

· Confirmation preparation will be a one year process (Aug-May).

· Our Confirmation program will be combined with St. Matthias. Kids from both parishes will meet together. Gatherings will be held at both parishes, alternating one month here, one month there. 

· We will continue involving parents and sponsors in the process.

· Youth Masses will be a component of both Confirmation and Youth Ministry.

· Youth Ministry will be offered at both parishes on different Sundays, but following the same schedule so youth will have the option of attending either one or the other, or both. 

There are several volunteers at St. Pius and St. Matthias that will continue helping with the program. If you would like more information or have questions about how this will all work out, please email sabrina@stmatthiasparish.org.

We are excited about the possibilities that this presents to the community. Age- appropriate spiritual development and nurturing will continue to be offered to all the youth of both parishes. 

Registration for this will begin August 1st. Please contact Sabrina for more information (650) 366-9544 or via email, Sabrina@stmatthiasparish.org

 

 

 

Group Confirmations are held in the Easter Season every year.


For Teens

Sabrina Harper

(650) 361-1411, ext. 112

For Adults

Contact Sr. Norberta Villasenor

(650) 61-1411, ext. 115

You will need to go through our Rite of Christian Initation for Adults (RCIA) program.