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The Sacrament of Confirmation

 

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. (CCC 1289 88-89)

 

8th Grade Confirmation

This is the third sacrament in the rite of initiation of the Catholic Church. As a child continues their education in the doctrines and beliefs of the Catholic Church, they prepare themself to become a full member of the Church.


Eighth grade students, under the direction of their religion teacher, become more cognizant of their roles in the Church. This culminates in the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation presided over by the Bishop of the Diocese of Covington.

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Adult Confirmation

Adult Confirmation is for Catholics 18 years and older who have been Baptized and celebrated their First Communion but have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation. It is a process that assumes that an adult is a registered and active member of St. Francis of Assisi parish who knows and practices his faith but did not receive his Confirmation for whatever reason at the usual age.