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 process is designed to be both educational and relational, so we try to help teens integrate the head and the heart. Over the course of the year, teens will attend 7 classes on key teachings of our faith. They should also regularly attend our High School Social Evenings (every Sunday from 5pm-6:30pm). Towards the end of the year, they will attend a very special Confirmation Retreat. Lastly, we ask parents to attend 2 Parent Sessions- one at the beginning of the year, one at the end.