In Acts of the Apostles, we read, “When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied. (Acts 19: 5-6).
Confirmation imprints in the soul a character, a certain spiritual and permanent sign, and so can only be received validly once. Confirmed persons are called to publicly profess faith in Christ, and to spread the Gospel message in accord with the ability and circumstances of their lives.
The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit received in Confirmation are: wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and reverent fear of the Lord. Receiving this sacrament, along with Baptism and Communion, completes a person’s initiation into the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church, launching one into life-long discipleship in service to Christ and to one’s neighbor.
Confirmation at St. Julie Billiart:
- Preparation for the sacrament takes place during the disciple’s 8th grade year. Older individuals who have not yet been confirmed are also invited into the process.
To enroll or ask questions, please contact the parish office and speak to a staff member in the Religious Education Office in regards to the Sacrament of Confirmation for a child.
Older adults should contact the St. Julie Parish office and speak to a staff member about entering into the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA).