Confirmation

 

Note: All 8th graders not enrolled at Saint John School of Little Canada must be enrolled in K-8 Faith Formation to receive the Sacraments.

 

The Sacrament of Confirmation is a celebration of the gift of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is given to us in a personal way as a Sacrament of Initiation. The Holy Spirit comes to us and empowers us to bear witness to Christ by what we say, what we do, and to help us make good choices as a disciple of Jesus. Our hope is that the process of Confirmation preparation helps each young person prepare his mind and heart to receive the fullness of the Holy Spirit. Confirmation roots us more deeply as children of God the Father, it unites us more firmly to Christ, and it increases the gifts of the Spirit within us.  It renders our bond with the Church more perfect, and it gives us a special strength to spread and defend our faith. Confirmation completes your initiation into the Body of Christ, the Church!

 

  • Date TBD
    This mandatory meeting includes an overview of Confirmation preparation and participation in the Rite of Welcome during the Saint John's 4:30 pm Mass

  • Date TBD
    This meeting includes the final details and practice for Confirmation and participation in the Rite of Sending during the Saint John's 4:30 pm Mass.

  • Monday, May 21, 2018, 7:00 pm, Confirmation at the Cathedral

Parents must adhere to the Baptism Certificate Requirements for Upcoming Sacraments stated below:

A copy of a current Baptism Certificate is required for any sacrament - First Reconciliation, First Eucharist (Communion), Confirmation, Marriage, Holy Orders. The definition of "current" is within six months of the upcoming sacrament. A photocopy of the original certificate issued on the day of baptism is not acceptable.

If your child was baptized a Saint John's, we have a simple form (available below) for you to fill out to request a current copy of the certificate.

If your child was baptized at a church other than Saint John's, you will need to contact that church to request the current certificate. They can send it directly to us here at Saint John's Faith Formation Office at 2621 McMenemy St., Little Canada, MN 55117.

 

Please keep in mind: a sacrament will not be able to be celebrated as scheduled without a current copy of the baptism certificate on file.

 
 

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1 - A Primer on Confirmation.doc26.5 KB
10 - Baptismal Certificate Requirements.doc24.5 KB
11 - Request for Baptismal Certificate.pdf271.39 KB