Confirmation is a sacrament of initiation in the church through which the baptized person is sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit and strengthened to go out and serve others. Those being confirmed choose a confirmation name in order to symbolize their identity as disciples of Christ who are ready to go out and live their faith boldly. During the sacrament, the candidate is anointed with the oil of chrism as a sign of their consecration to Christ. Confirmation increases baptismal grace and strengthens the gifts of the Holy Spirit. A confirmation sponsor who is a Catholic in good standing is also selected for the sacrament.
Bishop Thomas has decreed 8th grade as the normative age for Confirmation for all parishes of the Diocese of Toledo. St. Peter Parish has had high school as the normative age, so we will be transitioning to 8th grade over the next couple of years:
-Current 9-12 grade students may be Confirmed this year (spring 2018)
-Current 7-8 grade students will be Confirmed next year (spring 2019)
-Current 6 grade students will be Confirmed their 8th gr year (spring 2020)
Teenagers wishing to be Confirmed please contact Colleen Wellington, Director of Youth Evangelization at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-433-5725. Adults may also be Confirmed through a separate preparation process. Interested adults please contact Sally Clark, Director of Religious Education at email@example.com or 419-433-5725.
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