The Sacrament of Confirmation
Baptism, Eucharist, and the Sacrament of Confirmation are the Sacraments of Christian Initiation.
By the Sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. They are true witnesses of Christ who spread and defend the faith by word and deed. (CCC1285)
As fully initiated members of the Church, they are expected to continue to deepen their relationship with Christ, to continue to serve His Church, and to lead others to Jesus Christ. Confirmed individuals are not “graduating” from religious education.
In the fall of year 2018, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia revised the standard policy for all parishes, and requires that individuals be in at least 7th grade and have two years of immediate preparation in the faith.
Students who choose to be candidates for Confirmation must be enrolled at our Parish School, attend the Parish Religious Education Program, or Family Catechesis. Parents, as primary educators of their children, are also required to attend a meeting.
The Sacrament of Confirmation (2024)
at Saint Francis of Assisi will be held on
Saturday, March 9, 2024
The Rite of Confirmation was celebrated by
Auxiliary Bishop Michael Fitzgerald