Confirmation

Confirmation brings the graces and blessings received at Baptism to their fulfillment. Through the laying on of hands and the anointing with sacred Chrism, Catholics are strengthened with the seven-fold gifts of the Holy Spirit. This makes it possible to fulfill the mission  Christ has shared with the baptized “to bring glad tidings to the poor...to proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, and to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord” (Luke 4:18-19).

We prepare for Confirmation in various ways. Children are prepared either through our Parish Religious Formation program or through their attendance at Catholic school. If you would like to enroll your child in our excellent Parish Religious Formation program, please call our parish office at 717-774-5918.

If you are a high school student  or an adult and would like to receive this Sacrament, please call our parish office at (717) 774-5918 and ask to speak with our Director of Parish Faith Formation. 

For children, preparation to receive the Sacrament occurs as part of the regular course of studies at a Catholic school or by participating in our Parish Faith Formation program. At our parish, this two-year process begins in 7th grade and concludes in the Fall of the child's 9th grade year with a Mass with the Rite of Confirmation.

**The Diocese of Harrisburg requires that a child participate in a Confirmation retreat in his or her 8th Grade year. This is arranged by either the Catholic school the child is attending and/or our Director for Parish Faith Formation. 

Parent and guardians play a key role in this preparation by bringing their child to Mass every week, praying with them and for them each day, helping them with completion of their Confirmation booklet, and attending the various meetings held in the course of this two year preparation period. If you would like to enroll your child in our Parish Faith Formation program, please call our parish office at (717) 774-5918.
 

 

 

 

 

"And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim....Awe came upon everyone, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles." ( Acts 2:4,43)