In the Sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized person is”sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit” and is strengthened for service to the Body of Christ.

At confirmation we receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit and confirm our baptismal promises. Greater awareness of the grace of the Holy Spirit is conferred through the anointing with Sacred Chrism oil and the laying on of hands by the Bishop.

The Adolescent Confirmation Program at St. Augustine’s is designed for high school students who have:

  • Been baptized Catholic and,
  • Have received the Sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist and,
  • Participate in the Sacramental life of the Church and,
  • Are enrolled in religious education classes at St. Augustine’s.

Confirmation Program Overview

  • The Confirmation candidate experiences a three-pronged program of doctrine, service and spirituality at the end of which the candidate is challenged to confirm what was begun for them in Baptism by embracing the faith for themselves in the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation and thus, assuming their place as fully initiated adults in our Catholic community.
  • The Confirmation Program consists in the four components of study, service, retreat and liturgy. Candidates for the Sacrament of Confirmation are expected to attend class faithfully, complete ten to twelve hours of community service, attend an all-day retreat and attend Mass each Sunday.
  • Candidates for the Sacrament of Confirmation will be interviewed prior to the conferral of the sacrament regarding their preparation and willful intent to remain faithful to the teachings of the Church.
  • The Confirmation Program is open to all public and Catholic high school students in grade ten.
  • Classes for Confirmation II candidates will be held during the first two weeks of August. Please contact the Faith Formation office for details.
Sponsors for Confirmation
To be a sponsor to Confirmation is to be a model and a witness in faith. The following requirements are to be considered when choosing your Confirmation sponsor:
  • Sponsors must be at least sixteen years old.
  • Sponsors must be baptized Catholics and have received the sacraments of Holy Communion and Confirmation.
  • Sponsors must be registered and practicing members of a parish for at least three months prior to their selection.
  • If married, the sponsor must be married in the Catholic Church.
  • The sponsor may be neither a parent nor stepparent.