CONFIRMATION REGISTRATION IS OPEN FROM JULY 9, 2016 - SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
This year, Confirmation preparation classes are being offered for 4th & 5th Grades. Please see information sheets and registration forms. In order to be Confirmed, a candidate must be in at least 4th grade, and have received or be preparing to receive Baptism. If a candidate has already been baptized, a copy of his/her certificate must be presented to the office at time of registration for preparation, unless the candidate was baptized at Immaculate Conception (notation on registration form).
Sponsor requirements: Catholic IN GOOD STANDING. If not a member of Immaculate Conception, must have signature from pastor where he/she attends church on proper form. At least 16 years old; Confirmed in the Catholic faith. May not be a parent.
THE CHURCH TEACHES
Confirmation is a true sacrament instituted by Christ and different from baptism. It is administered by laying-on of hands and anointing with chrism accompanied by prayer. The chrism is blessed by the bishop and the bishop administers the sacrament. All baptized persons can and should be confirmed. The effect of the sacrament of confirmation is to give strength in faith and for the confession of faith and to impress an indelible character.