Sacrament of Confirmation
During Confirmation, seven gifts of the Holy Spirit are given and received. These gifts are accompanied by fragrant chrism oil. The feel and the smell of the oil remind the newly confirmed that the Holy Spirit has conferred blessings and sacred gifts.
For Young Adults in Religious Education:
The Sacrament of Confirmation is administered in the Spring of 9th grade. There is a 2 year preparation process in grades 8 and 9 to prepare candidates for Confirmation. The formation process includes two years of classroom instruction as well as spiritual formation supported by service and retreat.
Contact the Faith Formation Office for more information (860) 875-4951.
For Adults: Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA):
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process in which a person, who is not baptized or baptized in another faith denomination, has not received instruction, first communion or confirmation, journeys with others like them and other Catholics to be fully initiated in the Catholic faith. It is a process of formation. There are four steps in this formation process which culminates at the Easter Vigil with the celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation, Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. The parish community, through its prayers, witness, worship, service, and catechist offers the invitation and support for the men and women to be initiated into the Catholic Church.
For more information or to join RCIA, contact Deacon Frank Hann (860) 462-8032.