The Three Ways to be Confirmed

 A Brief Comparison of The Three Ways to be Confirmed at Holy Family Parish

 

  1. Teen Confirmation:

For you who…

  • Were baptized Catholic at some point between birth and age seven,
  • And are now in 10th or 11th grade,
  • Have received your First Communion,
  • Are enrolled in religious education this year and were last year as well, and
  • Who have not been confirmed but want to be.

The presider at teen Confirmations is always a bishop.

 

  1. Adult Confirmation:

For you who…

  • Were baptized Catholic at some point between birth and age seven,
  • Are now eighteen years of age or older,
  • Have received some Catholic education and your First Communion,
  • Practice your Catholic faith, and
  • Who have not been confirmed but want to be.

One of our local bishops presides at the confirmation Mass.

 

3.RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults):

For you who…

  • Are either baptized or unbaptized, but are not Catholic,
  • Are now seven years of age or older, and
  • Wish to become full members of the Catholic Church.

Or for you who…

  • Were baptized Catholic at some point between birth and age seven,
  • Are now seven years of age or older,
  • Who have received no religious education or sacrament beyond baptism, and
  • Wish to become full members of the Catholic Church.

In both cases, confirmation is celebrated (typically at the Easter Vigil) along with first Eucharist and, if necessary, baptism, with the pastor of the parish as the presider.

 

More Information on Confirmation:

A Brief History of Confirmation

Confirmation What IT IS and What IT IS NOT

Adult Confirmation

Teen Confirmation

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