The Sacrament of Confirmation

"And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit." (Acts 2:4)

The Catechism beautifully explains the purpose of this sacrament: Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. 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." (CCC 1285)

Receiving Confirmation

Here at Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church, arrangements to prepare for this sacrament are made through our School of Religion as part of a two year program. Confirmation is held in May of the 8th Grade year.  If you are an adult or a student past 8th grade, please contact the rectory at 301.349.2045 so that we can work toward helping you to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit!

The Saints on Confirmation

“Remember, then, that you received a spiritual seal, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of knowledge and reverence, the spirit of holy fear. Keep safe what you received. God the Father sealed you, Christ the Lord strengthened you and sent the Spirit into your hearts as the pledge of what is to come.” 

St. Ambrose (d. 397 AD)
 

“O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart. Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling and scatter there Thy cheerful beams.”  St. Augustine (d. 430 AD)

2020-21 Confirmation Documents

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