Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the “sacraments of Christian initiation,” whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. 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. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.”
Confirmation Sacrament Preparation
Currently, the process to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation takes place once a teen has turned 15 and has already been Baptized and received First Communion. For adults (18+) seeking Confirmation, visit sfatx.org/rcia.
If your teen is seeking Confirmation:
- Register your teen for weekly Young Church.
- Email Tim (firstname.lastname@example.org) and request Sacrament Preparation.
- Tim will send you a link to an intake form.
- After the form is filled out, Tim will contact you about placement of your child.
The Preparation Process for a teen seeking Confirmation (who is eligible) begins with a Parent & Teen Confirmation Orientation Meeting September 12 or 19 at 7pm in the Church (please attend one). The preparation process then includes 6 Teen Sessions, a Weekend Retreat, and 4 Parent-Sponsor Sessions that will be held outside of weekly catechesis. Teens can choose whether to complete their 6 Teen sessions in the Fall, Spring, or Summer (dependent on their personal readiness and availability).
For more details about the 2018-2019 Sacrament Preparation Process at St. Francis, see the handout below.