“Jesus breathed on them [the disciples] and said” ‘receive the Holy Spirit’.”
Confirmation completes the grace of Baptism by a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit which seals or “confirms” the baptized person in union with Christ and equips them to live their Christian faith confidently, compellingly and compassionately.
Together with Baptism – always the first Sacrament – and Holy Eucharist, Confirmation fully initiates the person into the Church.
Due to the uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we are updating our two-year Confirmation Preparation program to a hybrid model for the 2020-2021 school year. We are partnering with Damascus Catholic Youth Camp and our new program will be called Purpose 2.0! Online engaging virtual faith formation sessions will be combined with some (safe) in-person events to create a program that will give your family the opportunity to encounter Christ and grow in understanding and practice of the Catholic faith.
Purpose 2.0 will serve as our two-year program to prepare our middle school students for the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation in 8th grade.
In the Diocese of Toledo, the Sacrament of Confirmation normally is conferred during the 8th grade year.
Adults prepare to receive Confirmation through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) which is celebrated at the majestic Easter Vigil Mass.
Please contact Sister Marilyn Marie Ellerbrock, Director of Evangelization and Adult Faith Formation, for Adult Confirmation information: