Are you aware that there are three sacraments necessary to be a fully initiated Catholic; Baptism, Confirmation, and the final sign, Eucharist? Each year, during the Easter Season, we have adults approach us who are baptized, practicing Catholics, who for whatever reason, never received the sacrament of Confirmation.
In the sacrament of Confirmation one receives a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit; the same Holy Spirit that was granted to the apostles on the day of Pentecost. Confirmation brings an increase and deepening of baptismal grace; the sacramentthatitcompletes. Without this sacrament a person can deprived of the grace that more firmly unites us to Christ; deepening our friendship with Him.
One of the delays in asking the Church for this sacrament is a concern that an adult would have to go through the ceremony with our teenage confirmands. If you are in that situation, please don’t be concerned; Archbishop Naumann celebrates this sacrament every year at Pentecost with adults.
If you would like to be prepared and receive this sacrament this year at Pentecost, or you know someone who would, our preparation process begins on Sunday April 24th for 3-weeks, and also includes a morning retreat on Saturday, May 15th.
For more information please contact Deacon Stuart Holland at 913-895-0606 or email@example.com.