In the Sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized person is"sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit" and is strengthened for service to the Body of Christ.
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According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, “Preparation for confirmation should aim at leading the Christian toward a more intimate union with Christ and a more lively familiarity with the Holy Spirit…To this end, catechesis [preparation] for Confirmation should strive to awaken a sense of belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ, the universal Church as well as the parish community.” (CCC 1309)
Our goal is to be true to this statement of preparation for Confirmation, as our meetings will not cover everything there is to know about the Catholic Church. Instead it is our goal to build upon what you have been learning from your parents, through involvement with religious education throughout your life, and through the high school ministry here at St. John the Baptist. It is our hope that at the end of this program you will know more about your faith, feel a sense of belonging in the Church, and be closer to Christ.
Receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation will complete your Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation) but is far from the end of your spiritual growth. We hope you will not approach this time as the “last thing” you need to do in your faith, but another step as you continue to grow and go deeper into the beauty of the Catholic Church and the love of Christ. The ROC Team is here for you if you need anything! God bless you during this time of preparation!