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Confirmation

Confirmation“It is evident from its celebration that the effect of the sacrament of Confirmation is the special outpouring of the Holy Spirit as once granted to the apostles on the day of Pentecost.

From this fact, Confirmation brings an increase and deepening of baptismal grace:

  • It roots us more deeply in the divine filiation which makes us cry, “Abba! Father”,
  • It unites us more firmly to Christ
  • It increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit in us
  • It renders our bond with the Church more perfect
  • It gives us a special strength of the Holy Spirit to spread and defend the faith by word and action as true witnesses of Christ, to confess the name of Christ boldly, and never to be ashamed of the Cross.”

(CCC 1302-1303)

Confirmation Preparation at St Katharine Drexel Parish

  • Confirmation is a two-year sacramental program for seventh and eighth graders.
  • Baptized children, who have not received First Holy Communion or Confirmation, please contact our Religious Education Department at
    (717) 795-8572 for additional information.
  • Baptized adult Catholics, who have not received the sacraments of Holy Eucharist or Confirmation, please contact the parish office at (717) 697-8716 for additional information.

 

Saint Katharine Drexel