Confirmation

2019 Confirmation is March 13th at 5PM in the Church.

Mandatory Practice is to be held March 10th, 2019 after the 11AM Mass in the Church. Confession to follow. Confirmation fee of $40 due by cash or check no later than March 10th. Checks can be made out to St. Thomas and dropped off at the Parish Office or given to Deb W.

The Sacrament of Confirmation is the second of the three sacraments of initiation. In the past it was administered immediately after the Sacrament of Baptism. It is said that Confirmation perfects our baptism and brings us the graces of the Holy Spirit just as the Apostles were on Pentecost Sunday.*

The laying on of hands, signifying the descent of the Holy Spirit, is just one act in the Sacrament of Confirmation. The essential element is the anointing of the confirmed with chrism (an oil consecrated by a bishop).  This seal is a consecration, safeguarded by the Holy Spirit, conferred on the Christian at Baptism.

Any Adult who wishes to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, please call the Parish Office at 609-266-2123.

Come, Holy Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.

 

*Resources:
catholicism.about.com