“For this reason, I remind you to stir into flame the gift of God that you have through the imposition of my hands.”
2 Timothy 1:6
The Sacrament of Confirmation establishes young adults as full-fledged members of the faith. Recall then that you have received the spiritual seal, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of right judgment and courage, the Spirit of knowledge and reverence, the Spirit of holy fear in God’s presence. Guard what you have received.
God our Father has marked you with his sign; Christ the Lord has confirmed you and has placed his pledge, the Spirit, in your heart.
View this video Confirmation, which has been produced by U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. It explains the history, theology and rite of confirmation clearly and concisely.
The Confirmation program is designed to help our young people to explore, deepen and strengthen the seeds of faith they were given at Baptism. The candidates, themselves, are choosing the Catholic faith as a way of life.
In the Diocese of Grand Island, the Families in Faith parishioners receive the Sacrament of Confirmation during their late teenage years. These young parishioners work and learn together, in addition to completing service hours and experiencing a workshop prior to Confirmation.