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.” Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1285
CONFIRMATION AT ST. PETER
We are here to guide, teach, and support you and as your child prepares for the sacraments. It is essential to keep in mind that the Church has always considered parents to be the primary educators in the work of forming their children’s faith. Please contact Justyna Baustert, Director of Evangelization and Catechesis for guidance and materials as you prepare your child for the sacrament of reconciliation.
St. Peter’s offers a two-year sacramental preparation program for children. 2nd graders are prepared for the sacrament of reconciliation and the following year, grade 3, children are prepared for the sacraments of confirmation and holy communion.
If your child is older and is seeking the sacrament of Confirmation, there is a 1 year program to prepare for the reception of this sacrament. A parent is required to attend classes with their child. Enrollment is open in the summer and classes begin in August.
CONFIRMATION PREPARATION PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
- A child must be baptized Catholic. A copy of the baptism certificate must be provided at time of registration.
- Attend the weekly sacramental preparation program.
- Children and their parents are expected to attend Mass each Sunday and Holy Days of Obligation.
If your child is not baptized Catholic and is 7 or older, please visit our RCIA page.
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