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." (CCC 1285)
When Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied—altogether there were about twelve of them (Acts 19:6).
Teens are highly encouraged to enroll in our parish Confirmation program, which lasts for a period of two years. The Confirmation program takes place in St. Anthony’s school on Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. The candidates will be confirmed by the Bishop in tenth grade.
Adults who have not been confirmed can enroll in one of the many programs that take place in the diocese in the Spring.
For more information about these programs, please contact the rectory office at 625-6409.