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 Adults at St. Stephen:
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.
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.
8th Grade Youth Confirmation: Parents, if you were not able to attend the 8th Grade Youth Confirmation Retreat, please contact the Office of Faith Formation asap.
Adult Confirmation: Please stop by our Office of Faith Formation to pick up a Adult Confirmation Registration Packet. Or, if more convenient you are welcome to download the Adult Confirmation Registration Packet 2017-2018 from our Faith Formation Information and Registration web page and schedule a time to meet with our Director of Faith Formation, Rosie Bridges.
8th Grade Confirmation Retreat: Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the
Family Life Center beginning at 9:00 - 4:00 pm
Parents, if your youth was not able to attend the retreat, please contact our Office of Faith Formation asap. Thank you!
8th Grade Confirmation Rehearsal: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 7:30 pm
8th Grade and Adult Confirmation Mass: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 12:30 pm