The prophets of the Old Testament foretold that God's Spirit would rest upon the Messiah to sustain his mission. Their prophecy was fulfilled when Jesus the Messiah was conceived by the Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. The Holy Spirit descended on Jesus on the occasion of his baptism by John. Jesus' entire mission occurred in communion with the Spirit. Before he died, Jesus promised that the Spirit would be given to the Apostles and to the entire Church. After his death, he was raised by the Father in the power of the Spirit.
Confirmation deepens our baptismal life that calls us to be missionary witnesses of Jesus Christ in our families, neighborhoods, society, and the world. . . . We receive the message of faith in a deeper and more intensive manner with great emphasis given to the person of Jesus Christ, who asked the Father to give the Holy Spirit to the Church for building up the community in loving service.
For any child, incoming Level 5 or above, who would like to be confirmed next year, please plan to attend the Orientation Meeting on either Monday, August 27th, 6:30-8pm OR Thursday, August 30th, 6:30-8pm. Every session matters and is an important piece to the puzzle of preparation, so even if your child is undecided about being confirmed, please plan to attend regardless. Emails with future information will begin in July and will be sent to all incoming Level 5 and 6 families. If your child is interested in Confirmation and is older than Level 6, or if they were not currently registered for this past year of Faith Formation, please be sure to email Janice Anderson so that they can be added to the contact list.
Here is a neat resource to help children learn more about different saints so they can choose their Confirmation Saint. There are two sites below; one for male and one for female. You can either watch ALL the videos...or scroll down the right hand side and choose one saint to watch. Most of the videos are about 3-4 minutes long (a few are longer).