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 Confirmation

​Confirmation brings to completion the grace received through baptism. By this sacrament the baptized are more perfectly bound to the church and are enriched by the strength of the Holy Spirit.

This gift conforms believers more fully to Christ and strengthens them to bear witness to Christ for the building up of his body in faith and love.

These sacraments are offered according to the guidelines established by the code of Canon Law and the Diocese of Greensburg.

 Qualifications for Confirmation Sponsors

  1. ​Be designated by the candidate, by the parents or guardians, or the pastor.
  2. Have the qualifications and intention of performing the role of sponsor.
  3. Be at least 16 years old.
  4. Be a fully initiated Catholic (received baptism, confirmation, and Eucharist).
  5. Lead a life in harmony with the faith and role of a sponsor (i.e., be a member of a parish, attend Mass on Sundays and holy days, not be in an irregular marriage, etc.).
  6. Not be bound by a canonical penalty.
  7. Not be the father or mother of the one to be confirmed.

Sponsors for the sacrament of confirmation must abide by the same qualifications as sponsors for the sacrament of baptism. In addition, the following guidelines and/or recommendations apply:

  1. There is normally one sponsor for the sacrament of confirmation.
  2. It is recommended that a baptismal godparent exercise the role of confirmation sponsor.
  3. A non-Catholic may not serve as a sponsor for the sacrament of confirmation.
  4. It is discouraged that a spouse serve as a confirmation sponsor.

Our diocese continues the practice of requiring proof of eligibility for sponsorship (in accord with the qualifications above) from the parish in which the sponsor is registered.

For additional information, please contact the parish office.

 Sacramental Preparation

In 2010, the practice of administering the sacraments of confirmation and Eucharist together to children in second grade was discontinued in the Diocese of Greensburg.

A process to raise the age of reception for the sacrament of confirmation to children in eighth grade began as a result of the development of a new and comprehensive catechetical curriculum for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.

The current practice for the reception of the sacrament of confirmation in the diocese is enhanced by a catechetical and pastoral model that will continue to advance and deepen the understanding of this life-giving sacrament for children, youth, young adults and adults.

 Confirmation Classes

Information about the next scheduled Confirmation class for our region will be announced when details are available. Children who have received their first penance and Communion should continue their enrollment and attendance in CCD until then.