About the Sacrament of Confirmation
“It is evident from its celebration that the effect of the sacrament of Confirmation is the special outpouring of the Holy Spirit as once granted to the apostles on the day of Pentecost.
From this fact, Confirmation brings an increase and deepening of baptismal grace:
- it roots us more deeply in the divine filiation which makes us cry, “Abba! Father!”
- it unites us more firmly to Christ;
- it increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit in us;
- it renders our bond with the Church more perfect;
- it gives us a special strength of the Holy Spirit to spread and defend the faith by word and action as true witnesses of Christ, to confess the name of Christ boldly, and never to be ashamed of the Cross.” -Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1302
How to Register to receive the Sacrament
If you would like to register a teen to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, please visit our Middle School Confirmation Program page.
If you are an adult seeking the Sacrament of Confirmation, contact the parish office at 703-527-5500.