St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Parish
2015-16 Adult Confirmation - English Program
Where: St. Margaret Mary Parish Center
Good Sheppard Room (upstairs)
When: Monday evenings (January to May)
7pm - 9pm
(See Below for Details)
To the Confirmandi:
"...In fact, the sacrament of Confirmation closely associates the Christian with the anointing of Christ, whom “God annointed with the Holy Spirit” (Acts 10:38). This anointing is recalled in the very name “Christian”, which derives from that of “Christ”, the Greek translation of the Hebrew term “messiah”, whose precise meaning is “anointed”. Christ is the Messiah, the Anointed One of God.
"Through the seal of the Spirit conferred by Confirmation, the Christian attains his full identity and becomes aware of his mission in the Church and the world. “Before this grace had been conferred on you”, St Cyril of Jerusalem writes, “you were not sufficiently worthy of this name, but were on the way to becoming Christians” (Cat. Myst., III, 4: PG 33, 1092)."
~ John Paul II
Adult Candidates for Confirmation are adults who participate in Sunday Liturgy and the sacraments. Candidates for the Sacrament of Confirmation are individuals who have already received their First Eucharist. Candidates are 21 years of age and older. High School age candidates are a part of their local parish Confirmation process. However, candidates who are high school graduates but not yet 21, may be part of the adult Confirmation process for sound pastoral reasons and upon recommendation by their parish priest.
Confirmation Session Schedule 2015-16
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