Confirmation is one of the sacraments of initiation, along with Baptism and Eucharist. The Sacrament of Confirmation draws us into a greater awareness of the Holy Spirit, which we received at Baptism. It is conferred by the anointing of Chrism oil and the laying on of hands by the Bishop. Through this sacrament, we confirm the presence of the baptismal gifts we have already received; we are sealed with the undeserved and unearned gift of the Holy Spirit.
By a signing with the gift of the Spirit, confirmation enriches the baptized with the Holy Spirit, binding them more perfectly to the Church, and strengthening them in their witness to Christ by word and deed and in their work to bring to its fullness the Body of Christ.
Confirmation candidates are asked to enter a program of preparation that involves instruction, service, prayer, and participation in parish community life. Opportunities for parent and sponsor involvement are an integral part of the preparation process of our youth.
All youth who are in high school are invited to register for and participate in the Assumption Youth Group and formal Confirmation preparation.