Note on Confirmation, 2020:
Confirmation for last year's 8th graders has been rescheduled to Sunday, September 20th. The sacrament will be celebrated with Archbishop Schnurr. Additional details on Confirmation prep will be made available soon.
Is your teen hoping to receive the sacrament in 2021? Please enroll your 8th grade teen in our Jr. High Ministry, when registration opens! We anticipate celebrating the sacrament in May 2021.
Information on the Sacrament:
We celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Mary of the Assumption annually for all 8th grade students and older. For more information or questions please contact the parish office at 937-557-1711, or contact Jeffrey Kremer, youth minister, at [email protected] (For adults who have never been confirmed, please contact Chris Stier DRE at [email protected] or 937-557-1711 extension 102.
Preparation for Confirmation consists of regularly attending teen faith formation (small groups), preparation of the student by the parent, a mini-retreat for students, Confirmation discernment interviews, and a letter written to Father Manning, requesting the sacrament.
1285 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."
90 LG 11; Cf. OC, Introduction 2.