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CONFIRMATION

Confirmation for Students
Confirmation is the last of the Sacraments of Initiation. During Baptism, parents chose the faith in which to nurture their child. First Holy Communion provides them with "the food of eternal life". Confirmation strengthens and affirms the faith commitment. "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." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, #1285)

The following checklist will help you to prepare your son or daughter for the Sacrament of Confirmation.

  • In order to receive any Sacrament, parents must be registered parishioners and must register their children in a Faith Formation program.
  • Attend the required parent meeting for Confirmation Parents
  • Attend Mass during Confirmation Enrollment Weekend
  • You and your child must complete the Enrollment Promises you signed.
  • Your child must participate in the Confirmation Retreat.
  • All Confirmation students must complete and record their areas of service.
  • All students will research the life of the Saint that inspired their Confirmation names. Our Catholic Links section has several resources on Lives of the Saints.
  • You must attend the Confirmation Rehearsal in the church. The Confirmation sponsor (or parent or other designated adult) must attend with the candidate.
  • The Sacrament of Confirmation was celebrated on Sunday, May 4, 2014. Bishop Thomas Gumbleton presided.
  • Do you have questions about Confirmation? Contact our Faith Formation Office.

Confirmation for Adults
Were you baptized a Catholic, but never formed in faith or received the sacraments of Eucharist or Confirmation? Would you like to find out more about the Sacrament of Confirmation or the Catholic Faith? Visit Adult Faith Formation to find out more about the Sacraments of Initiation.

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St. Thomas a'Becket Catholic Church | 555 S. Lilley Road | Canton, MI 48188 | (734) 981-1333 | www.abecket.org