Confirmation

Confirmation at Saint Matthew Parish

Confirmation is offered for youth in at least the 7th grade, and adults who wish to complete the Sacrament of Baptism and enter into full initiation to the Church. As adults, they will bring the light of Christ into the world in a new and powerful way when they receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit at Confirmation. The Confirmation program prepares students for fully understanding their calling as Baptized Christians, the basics of the sacraments of initiation, and the truths of the Gospel so to better live it out in their own lives.

Our 2021 Confirmation program for youth has already started. If you have questions, please contact Anna Budinick at [email protected] 
We are looking forward to a great year!

The Sacramental Signs of Confirmation

  1. The Anointing of the forehead with the holy oil.
  2. Laying on of (the minister's) hands.
  3. The words: "N., Be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit."

Institution by Jesus Christ

Now when the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent them Peter and John, who went down and prayed for them, that they might receive the holy Spirit, for it had not yet fallen upon any of them; they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then they laid hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit. Acts 8:14-18

The Grace (Effect)

The effects of Confirmation are:

  • Washes away original sin, as well as all actual sin if any exists
  • Increases the grace given at Baptism
  • Gives an indelible spiritual mark, which is characterized by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit
    Strengthens the Christian to profess the faith in an open manner and to fight against all temptations and difficulties
 

For High School & Youth Confirmation please contact Anna Budinick at [email protected]

or

For adult Confirmation Contact the Parish Office

(206)363-6767