“Now when the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent them Peter and John, who went down and prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Spirit, for it had not yet fallen upon any of them; they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then they laid hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit.” -Acts 8:14-17
The reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For “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. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.” -Catechism of the Catholic Church 1285
Confirmation denotes above all the beginning of the public life of the Christian. Confirmation is received once a Christian shows readiness to become a public witness and after proper preparation. For children who desire to receive the sacrament of Confirmation, please contact the office at (608) 831-4843 or see the Youth Formation page for more information about classes and preparation. For adults that desire to receive confirmation please see the Adult Education page and you may contact us at (608) 831-4843.