Confirmation

The Sacrament of Confirmation (along with the Sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist) is one of the three sacraments that fully initiates a disciple into the Church. Through Confirmation there is a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit strengthens the Christian disciple with the gifts of wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord. Through these gifts, the Holy Spirit helps the disciple live out the Christian faith with firmness and purpose, enabling him or her to bear witness to Christ’s love and tenderness.

Who Do I Contact If My Son or Daughter Is Ready to Receive The Sacrament of Confirmation?

Formation for the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation for children begins in the 8th grade. If you want more information about preparing your child for Confirmation, please contact Mr. John David Kuhar in the Faith Formation Office. Mr. Kuhar can be reached at the parish office at 248-588-1222; the school office at 248-588-5545; or via email at johndavidk@guardiana.com.

Who Do I Contact If I’m An Adult Who Wants To Receive The Sacrament of Confirmation?

Baptized adults who have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation and wish to do so can contact our Pastoral Associate, Mr. Steven Petty in the Parish Office at 248-588-1222. Mr. Petty can also be reached via email at stevep@guardiana.com.


Confirmation in Church Documents

“By the sacrament of Confirmation they are more perfectly bound to the church and are endowed with the special strength of the holy Spirit. Hence, as true witnesses of Christ, they are more strictly obliged both to spread and to defend the faith by word and deed.”
Lumen Gentium
Documents of Vatican II

“The fullness of the Spirit was not to remain uniquely the Messiah’s, but was to be communicated to the whole messianic people. On several occasions Christ promised this outpouring of the Spirit, a promise which he fulfilled first on Easter Sunday and then more strikingly at Pentecost. Filled with the Holy Spirit the apostles began to proclaim ‘the mighty works of God,’ and Peter declared this outpouring of the Spirit to be the sign of the messianic age. Those who believed in the apostolic preaching and were baptized received the gift of the Holy Spirit in their turn.”
Catechism of the Catholic Church
Paragraph 1287