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 James and Saint Clement prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation together.
An informational meeting explaining the New Diocesan Guidelines for the process of Sacramental preparation will be held on Sunday, September 10.
Year 1 parents and students will meet Sunday, September 10, 5:30pm-6:30pm at the Saint Clement Church Hall
Year 2 parents and students will meet Sunday, September 10, 7:00pm-8:00pm at the Saint Clement Church Hall.
Candidates will meet regularly for instruction throughout the year. Preparation 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 2018.
Please note that Year 1 and Year 2 are different programs.
Please contact Parish Catechetical Leader Colleen Houk at 216 226-5116 or firstname.lastname@example.org