Before Jesus ascended into heaven, he told his disciples to wait in Jerusalem so that they could be baptized by the Holy Spirit (Acts of the Apostles 1:5). When about 120 of Jesus’ disciples were gathered the Holy Spirit came in the form of wind and fire. Filled with the Holy Spirit, the disciples understood that God was anointing them for a special mission (Acts of the Apostles 2).
To comply with the Archdiocese of Miami, preparation for Confirmation is a two-year formation program. Preparation is generally done during 7th grade - 8th grade.
In order to be confirmed a person
- Must have reached the age of discretion, which is defined as about the age of seven
- Profess the Catholic faith and desire to receive the sacrament
- Be in a state of grace
- Be ready to live as a witness to Jesus Christ
Receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation, the Christian’s relationship with God is made stronger. The Gifts of the Holy Spirit are strengthened: wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord. In this way, the Christian is equipped to become a better witness to Christ in the world.
If you have any questions, please contact the religious education director.