Confirmation, a sacrament in which the Holy Spirit is given to those already baptized in order to make them strong and perfect Christians and soldiers of Jesus Christ. It has been variously designated: a perfecting or completing, as expressing its relation to baptism. With reference to its effect it is the “Sacrament of the Holy Ghost”, the “Sacrament of the Seal” (signaculum, sigillum). From the external rite it is known as the “imposition of hands”, or as “anointing with chrism”. The names at present in use are, for the Western Church, confirmation.
Sacrament in which the Holy Spirit is given to those already baptized in order to make them strong and perfect Christians and soldiers of Jesus Christ
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Confirmation Preparation for 8th Grade to 11th Grade Students
The Diocese of Cleveland requires all parishes to provide a Sacrament preparation process separate from the Family Parish School of Religion Program and the Catholic School program. Families who are parishioners of Saint Clement Parish and Saint James Parish gather for parent meetings and intergenerational activities for the family to grow in their faith.
Students from the parishes of Saint Clement and Saint James prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation together. Confirmation preparation for students in 8th grade through 11th grade begins on Sunday, September 18, 2016 with a meeting for parents and candidates at Saint Clement Parish Hall at 7:00pm. Candidates meet regularly for instruction. Study includes an in depth look at Baptism, the Gifts of the Spirit, choosing a sponsor, being witnesses to the Gospel and exploring holy people as role models. A retreat day, a service component and participation at student Masses are also part of Confirmation preparation. The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated early 2017.
Please contact Parish Catechetical Leader Colleen Houk at 216 226-5116 or firstname.lastname@example.org