Through the Sacrament of Confirmation, we are anointed with the Holy Spirit and reaffirm the promises made on our behalf in Baptism. In Baptism, whether an adult, child, or infant, we join the Christian community of believers. In Confirmation, we publicly commit ourself to a life as a Catholic Christian. The confirmed individual is making the decision to dedicate their life to Christian values and to the Catholic community.
From the Catechism (found on Vatican.va)
Youth in 8th Grade and up to High School and adults (18 & older) of our parish. To receive the third Sacrament of Initiation, a candidate must first receive the first two Sacraments of Initiation, Baptism and the Holy Eucharist. The exception would be if an adult is receiving all three Sacraments on the same day, typically on Easter Vigil, through R.C.I.A.
Our Catechesis for the Sacrament of Confirmation is once a month for youth, their parents and sponsors, together with other adults preparing for Confirmation begins Thursday, September 27, 2012. Confirmation Preparation is a mandatory program of the Diocese of Orlando. It is different, separate, and in addition to the P.R.E.P. classes. Registration is also separate from P.R.E.P. and the cost is $20.00 per student. Students in the 8th grade and High School must have attended one full year of Religious Education in the previous year.
High School Retreat at St. Leo’s. (Dates to be announced)
8th grade Confirmation Retreat at St. Leo’s. (Dates to be announced)
All 8th graders & High School Youth need to attend their retreat!
Confirmation Orientation, 2 hours
1st Session: “Born Anew in Baptism”, 2 hours (Note: Parent meeting for 8th grade retreat 30 minutes after session.)
2nd Session: “Sealed with the gift of the Spirit”, 2 hours (Note: Parent meeting for 8th grade retreat 30 minutes after session.)
3rd Session: “In the Strength of His Love”, 2 hours
4th Session: “The Oil of Salvation”, 2 hours
5th Session: “More Like Christ”, 2 hours
6th Session: “In the Unity of Faith”, 2 hours
Confirmation Rehearsal (For Confirmandi, sponsors and their families), 2 hours
Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation at 7:00 p.m.
Sponsors must be in good standing with the Catholic Church to be considered. Please click on the link to the left for more information on Confirmation sponsorship.
Code of Cannon Law (found on Vatican.va)
How You Can Help
We are always looking for volunteers to help our parish bring new members into the Catholic faith. Please contact our parish office for more information.