Laying on of hands and anointing with Chrism (sacred oil) while saying, “Be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
Confirmation is one of the ensemble of the Sacraments of Initiation into the Church, together with Baptism and Eucharist. Confirmation completes the grace of Baptism by a special outpouring of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, which seal or ”confirm” the baptized in union with Christ and equip them for active participation in the worship and apostolic life of the Church. CCC 1285
At St. Anthony Church, Confirmation is held each Spring for the students completing their requirements in our religious education program as well as adults who have completed adult classes.
For more information, please call the Religious Education office at 758-4848 ext 19. If you are an adult seeking Confirmation, please call the Parish Center at 758-4056 ext 10 or see Deacon Domenic.
In order to receive a Sponsor Certificate for Baptism or Confirmation, you must be an active parishioner registered for at least three months with St. Anthony Church, over the age of 16, confirmed and if married your marriage is recognized by the church. Students away at college must obtain a certificate from the chaplain or parish you attend. Military personnel must obtain certificate from the chaplain at your base. If you have been asked to fulfill this role and do not meet the preliminary requirements, please call the parish center for an appointment to speak with Fr. Gregory.