Confirmation (RCIA)

CONFIRMATION

Adults (RCIA)

Confirmation, together with Baptism and Eucharist, form the Sacraments of Initiation that are intimately connected. Through the sacrament of Baptism we are born again through water and the Holy Spirit into the family of God. Through the sacrament of Confirmation, we are sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit and we are strengthened to go out and serve the Body of Christ. Eucharist completes the Sacraments of Initiation and incorporates us completely into the Catholic Church. We are nourished by the Body and Blood of Christ so we can go out and nourish others in the world.

People who are baptized or brought into full communion at the Easter Vigil or at other times of the year  are confirmed by the pastor.  See ADULTS RCIA.

For more information contact Mary Birmingham mbirmingham@ascensioncatholicsch.org or call 254-1595 x3068.

 

Confirmation of Catholic Youth and Adults

Confirmation, together with Baptism and Eucharist, form the Sacraments of Initiation which are intimately connected. In the Sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized person is “sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit” and is strengthened for service to the Body of Christ. Without reception of this sacrament, one is not a full member of the church.

Currently, the Sacrament of Confirmation for our teens is celebrated in the Fall of 10th grade with preparation beginning in 9th grade. Some adults who have not received this sacrament often complete their initiation into the church with our teens.

 

Preparation for high school students:   New session begins fall of 2016......sacrament date 10/15/2017

1. Attend our parish school or Religious Education classes in 8th grade and attend Mass regularly.

2. Attend one of three retreats.

     Steubenville Retreat  July 22-24 2016 

     Fall Retreat:  November 4-6 2016  on property

     Spring Retreat:  February 24-26, 2017  on property

3. Participate in  youth ministry activities e.g., Sunday Action Nights or Monday Bible Study.

4. Participate in preparation sessions especially focused on the Sacrament of Confirmation. 

5. One service project directed at helping the poor and needy.



 

For more information about confirmation for teens, please contact one of the team members:

 

Preparation for Adult Catholics

Fully formed, active adult Catholics are not prepared through the Adult RCIA.

Currently, adults preparing for Confirmation attend one catechetical session on Saturday a few weeks prior to the date of Confirmation. For more information contact Chris Meehan email - chrismeehan2@gmail.com