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."
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.
Confirmation Class Schedule
There are three adult Confirmation classes that candidates are requested to take to prepare for the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation.
The dates are May 9, May 16, and May 23, 2017 in Family Center Room 212 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. One make up class will be held on May 30th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 212. The Family Center is located next to the football field and room 212 is upstairs.
Confirmation in 2017 will be celebrated on Pentecost Sunday, June 4, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. Mass.
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 the following form (forms are online) and scan to: Eldie Diaz at
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
Each candidate will be confirmed with the name of a Confirmation Saint. Candidates are to investigate and choose the life of a Saint that they most identify with. More about the role of the Saints in our lives and intercessory prayer will be addressed in class. Please be sure after to submit the name of a Confirmation Saint to Mariangela Byrne at: .