The Sacrament of Confirmation (youth entering the ninth grade)
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.” ( CCC 1285)
Registrations for confirmation and RCIA will take place in the Religious Education office. All students for first and second year classes can register during the month of August. The office hours are 5:00pm – 8:00 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday. (closed for the month of July). You will need to present the original baptismal certificate and 50% deposit.
Benefits of Confirmation:
•it roots us more deeply in the divine filiations which makes us cry, “ Abba! Father!” (Romans 8:15)
•it unites us more firmly with Christ;
•increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit in us;
•it renders our bond with the Church more perfect;
•It gives us a special strength of the Holy Spirit to spread and defend the faith by word and action as true witnesses of Christ, to confess the name of Christ boldly, and never be ashamed of the Cross.
•It gives us a special strength of the Holy Spirit to spread and defend the faith by word and action as true witnesses of Christ, to confess the name of Christ boldly, and never be ashamed of the Cross. (CCC #1303)
St John Chrysostom Confirmation program is offered each week beginning in September of each year. It is a 2 year program. Preparation and scheduling takes place through the Religious Education Department. For further information please contact the RE office. (310) 677-3733.
God bless you on your confirmation path. “May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” – Corinthians 13;14
Note: Adult baptisms are celebrated at the Easter Vigil upon completion of RCIA.