What is Confirmation?
Confirmation is the third sacrament of initiation for Catholics, following Baptism and First Communion. Often misunderstood as a kind of “Catholic graduation,” Confirmation marks the individual’s new journey into the faith, where they will receive more fully the Holy Spirit and become an active missionary for Jesus Christ and the Gospel. The Confirmation process takes place at the age of reason (grade 10 and above), so that a person can truly understand the beliefs of the Church, make an informed decision to remain Catholic, and commit themselves to following Jesus for the rest of their life.
Confirmation at OLL
Our Confirmation journey consists of 17 sessions, running from October 2021 to May/June 2022. The student will attend 10 classes, each on some area of Catholic teaching. Together we try to answer the challenging questions that arise for young Catholics, so that they become better equipped to understand and defend what they believe. They will also participate in our new Youth & Family Mass- which is always followed by an evening of food, games, a presentation on a life issue, and discussion groups. We believe that this more holistic approach to Confirmation will prepare our young people for an authentic life of discipleship. Please see the calendar for details and dates.