Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the “sacraments of Christian initiation,” whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For “by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.” Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1285
Study for Confirmation is a two year program for all ages.
For children age 7 and older, who have not been baptized, they are invited to receive all the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist). Children are expected to attend religious education classes for a minimum of two years prior to reception the sacraments.
We highly encourage parents to have their children continue in sacramental education through high school.
For children ages 7-18 who have been baptized, (and have not been confirmed) classes are available for preparation of the sacrament during the school year.
4th grade students and older who are enrolled in religious education classes will be confirmed during the spring.
For adults the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) classes are available. Please call the office at 970-704-0820 for more information. Sacraments are typically received during Easter Vigil and the Easter Octave.
Requirements include: baptism certificates, complete preparation course, and a valid sponsor.
Confirmation sponsor: It is desirable that the godparent at Baptism be also the sponsor at Confirmation, although another person, of either sex, may fulfill this function. The sponsor must provide a letter of good standing from the pastor of the parish where they are registered as well as an annotated baptismal certificate. (An annotated baptism certificate also shows the dates of confirmation, first holy communion and marriage if applicable).
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