“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.”
– Catechism of the Catholic Church 1285
Confirmation seals our Baptism and confirms out commitment both to the Church and to the work of Christ in the world.
Confirmation for young people is traditionally celebrated in the Spring of the 8th grade year. A minimum of two years of formal education prior to celebration of the Sacrament is required. Both candidates and parents participate in the preparation process.
Requirements for Youth Confirmation:
The sacrament of Confirmation requires two years of preparation in the Diocese of St. Petersburg. Students seeking Confirmation are required to attend youth ministry for one full year prior to the Confirmation year for preparation of the sacrament.
Adults who wish to receive the sacrament of Confirmation should ask about the RCIA, Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. Whether baptized or not, RCIA is the process in which adults are fully initiated in the Catholic Church.