“Now when the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent them Peter and John, who went down and prayed for them, that they might receive the holy Spirit, for it had not yet fallen upon any of them; they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then they laid hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit.”-Acts 8:14-17

The Sacrament of Confirmation brings an increase and deepening of the grace we receive at Baptism. Confirmation unites us more firmly to Christ, increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit within us, makes our bond with the Church more perfect, and gives us special strength to spread and defend the faith.

When do we celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Amelia?

After completing the curriculum for grades 9 and 10, in Catholic High School or in the parish program, eleventh graders take part in a series of six home sessions conducted by volunteer parents, in the fall.  Service projects and a retreat experience complete the preparation process.  Confirmation takes place in late November.  More details can be found at St Amelia’s Religious Education site or by calling Elaine Volker at 836-0011 ext 116.

Catholics who are baptized but have not been confirmed are encouraged to receive the powerful sacrament of Confirmation.  Adults receive the sacrament of Confirmation at the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday Evening.  Adults wishing to prepare for confirmation should contact Brian Ruh at 836-0011 ext 122 or