"When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3 Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability" (Acts 2:1-4).
"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.89 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).
The sacrament of Confirmation perfects Baptismal grace. The special outpouring of the Holy Spirit roots the candidate more deeply in divine filiation, incorporating them more firmly into the life of Christ and His Church. Confirmandis are associated more closely with the Church's mission, that is, to spread the Good News of the resurrection of Christ. Confirmation candidates bear witness to the Christian faith in words and by deeds.
St. Edward's Church hosts Confirmation ceremonies for all of our local Catholic and Public/Private schools each year. There is a mandatory session all parents must attend prior to the registration process. This session will be held on Tuesday, October 24 at 7:00pm in the church. Registration forms will be made available at the session.
For the year 2018, the Sacrament of Confirmation will be held on Sunday, April 22nd at 2:00pm.
Any questions or concerns can be directed to our Sacramental Coordinator, Kimberly Go, at firstname.lastname@example.org.