onfirmation is the second of the “Sacraments of Christian Initiation.” This sacrament is usually received in second grade along with First Eucharist. This sacrament seals the baptized person with the grace and gifts of the Holy Spirit and gives the person additional strength to live and defend the faith.
Adults and children over second grade age who have not received Confirmation receive additional preparation for this sacrament which is usually received at Easter. To arrange for this sacrament, please contact the Saint Andrew Church office.
FAQs About Confirmation
Can I get married if I have not been confirmed?
Yes, but we would like to help you receive this sacrament prior to your wedding so you are a fully initiated Catholic.
Do I need a sponsor?
Yes. Like a godparent, the sponsor must be a practicing Catholic over 16 years of age who has received Baptism, Confirmation, and First Eucharist. This person may be asked to attend preparation classes with you. The sponsor can be a different person than the one chosen as the godparent.
I was confirmed in another faith and I want to become Catholic. Do I have to be re-confirmed?
No. We recognize the sacraments you received in most other faiths. You will be asked to “make a profession of faith” indicating that you believe what the Catholic Church teaches.