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. (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 regular attendance at class on Sunday evenings, preparation of the student by the parent, a one-day retreat for students, service hours, a letter written to Father Manning, and a personal interview.
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.