Confirmation perfects baptismal grace; it is the sacrament which gives the Holy Spirit in order to root us more deeply in the divine filiation, incorporate us more firmly into Christ, strengthen our bond with the Church, associate us more closely with her mission, and help us bear witness to the Christian faith in words accompanied by deeds. (CCC #1316)
Confirmation preparation at Christ the King begins during the seventh-grade year and continues into the fall of the eighth-grade year. Once completing the necessary preparation, confirmation candidates receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in the fall of eighth grade. Preparation includes catechesis in the classroom, service, retreat, guidance, and formation from the candidate's sponsor, and special events designed to help the candidates prepare to receive the graces of the sacrament. Questions regarding the Sacrament of Confirmation can be addressed by contacting Teresa in the parish office. Please see below for the proper forms and information for Confirmation.
Information for Confirmation Candidates
Congratulations on beginning this journey of faith and formation! Your Confirmation day is a special one filled with the gift of grace and with the challenge to live your faith radically in the world today. This is a journey that requires learning, growth, prayer, and service. Please look at the materials below and complete them with your parents and sponsor.
Information for Sponsors
As a sponsor you will be asked to be present for specific events and activities. However, what sponsors do is much less important than who sponsors are and who they desire to become. As a sponsor you are invited to participate in the privileged role of spiritual companion and guide to your confirmation candidate. You are called to lovingly challenge the youth to embrace a mature and faith-filled passion for a relationship with God while exemplifying that same passion and desire in your own life.
Sponsors are expected to be active members of their faith communities and must complete the sponsor certificate below. Thank you again for your commitment to your confirmation candidate, and many blessings along this journey of faith.