Confirmation

In love God destined us for adoption to himself through Jesus Christ, in accord with the favor of his will, for the praise of the glory of his grace that he granted us in the beloved.  (Eph. 1:5-6)

Confirmation is a milestone on the life-long journey of faith, the completion of Baptism and a celebration of the ongoing power of the already-present Holy Spirit in our lives.   Confirmation is intended to deepen and intensify the gifts of the Spirit, continuing our formation through prayer, study, community, and a life of service. As believers, our faith continues to grow and develop throughout our lives and confirmation reflects the movement toward a new form of involvement in parish life.

The Sacrament of Confirmation is now celebrated during a student’s High School years and should be the result of a personal choice by each individual.  Participation in at least one yearly parish Youth Retreat is required before applying for Confirmation.

Please contact Therese Dame, Director of Religious Education, at 603-647-2283  or raphyouth@yahoo.com  for further information.