"Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the "sacraments of Christian initiation," whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that 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." (CCC 1285)
The normal guidelines to receive the sacrament of confirmation for the the Archdiocese of Oklahoma city are as follows:
- Candidates are to be of high school age
- The preparation program should normally span 2 years
- A period of instruction in mystagogy should follow the reception of the sacrament
The candidates must also:
- be previously baptised
- attend faithfully the confirmation classes and extra curricular activities as required by director of confirmation
- choose a saint as their confirmation patron
- choose a sponsor who is a confirmed member in good standing with the Catholic Church.
We here at St. Joseph follow the "Chosen Program" published by Ascension Press.
For more Information Contact:
Joel de Loera
Director of Confirmation and Youth Ministry