Confirmation is the Sacrament that completes the graces given in Baptism. In Baptism, a person becomes an adopted son or daughter of God because they enter into the life, death, and Resurrection of Jesus.
In Confirmation, the gifts and graces of Baptism are confirmed, allowing a person to share more fully in the mission of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. During the Sacrament of Confirmation, the recipients are anointed with holy oil, called chrism, which symbolizes a seal or mark that is placed on a person’s soul, designating them as a Christian.
Confirmation for youth is typically a two-year process. Classroom instruction is required along with periodic meetings between parents, students, and their sponsors. Confirmands typically begin in regular Sunday school classes before entering special courses during the year of the Confirmation. They are also required to attend at least one retreat and perform various service requirements to be considered for Confirmation. Please contact our Religious Education office (410-566-0877 x218 or [email protected] for more information.
Adults who wish to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation may enroll in our Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults program (RCIA). Please contact the rectory to enroll.