Confirmation perfects Baptismal grace; it is the sacrament which gives the Holy Spirit in order to root us more deeply in the divine filiation, incorporate us more firmly into Christ, strengthen our bond with the Church, associate us more closely with her mission, and help us bear witness to the Christian faith in words accompanied by deeds.
- Catechism of the Catholic Church 1316
Receiving the sacrament of Confirmation is a momentous occasion in a young person's life. As we learn in the Catechism, Confirmation binds us more closely with Christ, His Church, and perfects the grace given at Baptism. Because the effects are so great, so is the responsibility and necessary formation to receive such a sacrament. St. Francis Xavier parishioners entering 9th grade are invited to begin preparation for Confirmation. The formation takes place over one year, with Confirmation taking place in the spring.
Preparation consists of:
- Sunday evening formation classes
- A day retreat at SFX and an overnight retreat at Camp Gray
- Adoption and research of a Saint
- A service project (usually a Saturday or day off school)
Registration for the Confirmation will begin in the summer months. Materials can be found on the registration page.
If you are older than 9th grade and have not been confirmed, please contact Cindy Ballweg. For Adults, please see our RCIA page.