Sacrament of Confirmation for Youth & Adults
The Sacrament of Confirmation is, with Baptism and Eucharist, one of the three Sacraments of Initiation; Confirmation completes and confirms the grace of baptism. At the Rite of Confirmation, the candidate is anointed with the sacred chrism and the baptized person is enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit, and more than ever obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed. (Catechism of the Catholic Church).
The Sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated in 8th grade and for High School & Adults at St. Stephen:
8th Grade Confirmation: Confirmation is typically celebrated in the spring, with first year preparation in seventh grade and then Confirmation in eighth grade. We have an active program for the youth preparing to receive this sacrament: Sacrament of Confirmation. Confirmation Sacrament Preparation Classes are held on Sunday afternoon 4:00 - 5:00 pm for 6 weeks. Please refer to our 8th Confirmation Schedule 2018-2019.
For Adults who have never been baptized and/or come from another faith tradition, we encourage you to participate in our Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Process.
Adult Confirmation: Please stop by our Office of Faith Formation to meet with our Director of Faith Formation and pick up a Adult Confirmation Packet. Or, if more convenient, you are welcome to download our Adult Confirmation Schedule 2018-2019. Classes begin September 16, 2018.