Confirmation is a sacrament, a rite by which we express a mature commitment to Christ and receive the strength from the Holy Spirit through prayer and the laying on of hands by a bishop. There are two times per year that Confirmation is available with the bishop. One is in December at the Cathedral of St. Philip and one occurs when the bishop makes their annual visit to St. Gabe's.
Confirmation or being received in the church are both important to our parish community and we support individuals participating in this sacrament with our Inquirers Classes prior to the Confirmation ceremony chosen by the individual. The Inquirer's class is open to everyone, not just those preparing for Confirmation or Reception. The classes are open to anyone who would like to learn more about our faith or renew their understanding of their faith. Inquirers Classes are generally held once a week for six weeks and feature a small, intimate community setting.
For additional information about Confirmation or our Inquirers Classes, please contact our parish administrator.
What is Required of Those to Be Confirmed?
It is required of those to be confirmed that they have been baptized, are sufficiently instructed in the Christian Faith, are penitent or their sins, and are ready to affirm their confession of Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.