Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the "sacraments of Christian initiation," whose unity must be safeguarded. 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.
Ordinarily, the sacrament of Confirmation is for Catholic children who have reached the age of 11 or older.
The preparation for this sacrament is done at home with the parents as well as sessions at the church.
St. Bonaventure Parish will be piloting a new Confirmation program this year. A Parent/Child Information Session will be on Wednesday, December 11, from 6-7 pm.
At this meeting parents and Confirmation candidates will learn more about the new program.
If you have questions, please contact Michelle Fraser at
403-278-7556 or at
Sacraments 101: Confirmation
Why do I have to get confirmed if I'm already baptized? How do I choose a sponsor as I prepare for confirmation? Why do I have the option to choose a new name?
These questions and more are answered in this edition of "Sacraments 101," a web video series geared for those who'd like an introduction or refresher course on these important, tangible Catholic experiences of God.
Confirmation is one of the three sacraments of initiation in the Catholic Church, with baptism and Eucharist. Think of it as a personal Pentecost, when we receive the tools we need for our spiritual journey — the gifts of the Holy Spirit.