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."

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St. Monica offers Confirmation once a year for Catholic adults who would like to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.

To receive this Sacrament, one must be at least:

  • Age 18
  • Baptized in the Catholic Church and have received First Holy Communion
  • If married, must be married within the Catholic Church. If civilly married, couple must receive the sacrament of marriage before receiving Confirmation.

 

Preparation for Confirmation

Before becoming fully initiated into the Catholic church, St. Monica offers a series of classes to help adults spiritually prepare for the sacramental graces that ones receives at Confirmation.

In 2019, Confirmation will be celebrated on Pentecost Sunday, June 9, 2019. Leading up to Confirmation, a series of seven classes will be offered on the following dates:

  • April 23, 2019
  • April 30, 2019
  • May 7, 2019
  • May 14, 2019
  • May 21, 2019
  • May 28, 2019
  • June 4, 2019

Adults interested in being confirmed on Pentecost attend all seven classes. Classes are held in Family Center Room 201 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

 

Celebration of Confirmation

Confirmation in 2019 will be on Pentecost Sunday, June 9, 2019, at the 5:00 p.m. mass.

 

Sponsor Information

A Confirmation sponsor is someone that the candidate selects who has been influential in supporting the candidate in their spiritual journey as a Catholic.  A sponsor should be practicing Catholic, who has been fully initiated into the Church (fully initiated is someone who has received Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist). If they are married, they should be married in the Catholic Church. The sponsor should also be someone other than the candidates mother or father. If the sponsor is unable to attend the day of the Confirmation ceremony, someone else can stand in as proxy for the sponsor.

Each sponsor should fill out this form online:

Confirmation Sponsor Registration

 

Registration

To register online for the Confirmation classes, click here

In addition to registering online, please submit the following:

  • Copy of the candidates Birth Certificate
  • Copy of the candidates Baptism certificate
  • Copy of the candidates marriage certificate (if married)

Documents may be scanned and emailed to Eldie Diaz at

For more information contact Mariangela Byrne in the Office of Faith Formation at 214-357-8549 x.7132 or email her at .

 

Confirmation Saint

In preparation for Confirmation, candidates will research the lives of the Saints and then choose a Saint they spiritually admire. We are reminded by St. Paul that "We are surrounded by so a great cloud of witnesses" (Hebrews 12;1) who we can call upon to intercede for us. Once a candidate selects the life of a Saint, the candidate must submit the name of the Saint to the Confirmation catechist (teacher) or to the Church office: