Confirmation is the Sacrament through which the Holy Spirit comes to us in a special way and enables us to profess our faith as strong and perfect Christians and soldiers of Jesus Christ.
“And when Paul had imposed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke with tongues and prophesied.” (Acts 19:6)
(Source: St. Joseph Baltimore Catechism)
CONFIRMATION OF CHILDREN
St. Charles children are confirmed after proper and complete religious preparation by the St. Charles School, St. Charles Religious Program, or in some cases another Catholic school. Arrangements may be made through the rectory, school, or religious education office.
CONFIRMATION OF ADULTS
Adults are confirmed on Easter Vigil or during the 50 days of the Easter Season. Preparation to receive the Sacraments of Initiation, namely, Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Communion, must be completed through RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Arrangements may be made through the rectory.
Similar to being Baptism Godparents, Confirmation sponsors must be baptized Catholics who
- are not the legal parents of the person being confirmed,
- are at least 16 years of age,
- have received the Sacraments of Confirmation and Holy Communion in the Catholic Church,
- are married in the Catholic Church if living with a partner, and
- are practicing their Catholic Faith by regular attendance at Sunday Mass and worthy reception of Sacraments.