The Sacrament of Confirmation is the second of the three sacraments of initiation through which a person becomes a full member of the Catholic Church (the other two are Baptism and Eucharist/Communion.) Confirmation completes the sacramental grace of baptism. It is a celebration of the presence of the Holy Spirit with us, and a confirming of the spiritual gifts given to us at baptism by the Holy Spirit that will help us to live the way that Jesus has taught us to live.
The gifts of the Holy Spirit are wisdom, understanding, knowledge, counsel (right judgment), fortitude (courage), piety (reverence), and fear of the Lord (wonder and awe).
Confirmation is usually celebrated sometime after the age of seven years old and is usually conferred by a Bishop within a celebration of Mass.
The Cathedral Community provides preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation for different age levels, child through adult. For children, please print out and fill out the Family Information Sheet, then mail it or drop it off at the Church Office. For adults, please call the office at 254-3221 and we will put you in touch with our Pastoral Associate.