The Church believes and testifies that “Confirmation perfects Baptismal grace; it is the sacrament which gives the Holy Spirit in order to root us more deeply in the divine filiation, incorporate us more firmly into Christ, strengthen our bond with the Church, associate us more closely with her mission, and help us bear witness to the Christian faith in words accompanied by deeds” (CCC# 1316).
For Catholics, Confirmation provides a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit, which helps the confirmed Catholics witness to Christ and live a mature Christian life.
Sacramental Preparation for Adults:
If you are an adult seeking the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and/or Communion), please contact Deacon Tom Harenchar, [email protected]
Sacramental Preparation for Youth:
In the Diocese of Venice, youth are not to be presented before the bishop for the Sacrament of Confirmation until their 10th grade year (or older), after completing two years of preparation. Thus, preparation begins during the 9th grade year and culminates with the reception of the Sacrament at the end of 10th grade (typically May at Our Lady of the Angels).
Participation in Sunday night Youth Group or enrollment at Cardinal Mooney H.S. serve as the necessary pre-requisite for those entering into either the first or second year of Confirmation preparation. Additional sacramental preparation sessions and assignments are required in the second year. There is a $50 materials fee required by the beginning of the second year.
If you have a youth in need of receiving Confirmation, please register him/her in Youth Group (HERE). Even Mooney students should use the Youth Group form to register so that we have all the necessary contact information and proper documentation signed. Registration forms for upcoming school years are available each year in July.