Sacrament of Confirmation for Youth
Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the “sacraments of Christian initiation,” whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For “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. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.Source – Catechism of the Catholic Church
It is an incredible moment when a person of faith, confronted with the message of the Gospel, stands and accepts the Truth of God and His actions and love for us. It compels that person to mission and action according to the faith and in humble obedience to God’s will. It is a lifelong, life-altering choice that signifies the faith within them. This life of faith requires the full outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon these individuals so that they boldly and courageously “spread and defend the faith by word and deed” (CCC 1285). This is the call to the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Our Confirmation Preparation program “Domun” (Latin for “Gift”) accompanies 8th-grade students who are seeking Confirmation through the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, The Saints who embody these gifts, and the lived faith of the parish community around them.
The celebration of Confirmation is determined by the Diocese and will be relayed to registered participants and parents in the formation program.
Registration for 2022-2023 Sacramental Formation Classes Is Now Available!!!!!
For additional questions or more information please contact:
Jim Hurst | Office of Evangelization and Catechesis-Youth
St. John Vianney Parish
4101 Clyde Park SW Wyoming, MI 49509
p 616-724-3123| f 616-530-8224