Confirmation

Confirmation

Confirmation is the sacrament which gives us the Holy Spirit to root us more deeply in Jesus. It strengthens our bond with the Church and helps us bear witness to the Christian faith in words and deeds, message and service. CCC 1303, 1316) The Sacrament of Confirmation completes the Sacrament of Baptism. It is the sacrament of maturity and coming of age. Confirmation is administered by the Bishop of the diocese and is achieved through the laying-on of hands and anointing with the oil of Chrism. Each Confirmation candidate must have a sponsor aged 16 or older who has received the Sacrament of Confirmation themselves and be in good standing in their parish and in the Catholic Church. A sponsor needs their pastor’s permission to become a sponsor.

Confirmation (typically eighth grade) students, preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation must attend religious education classes at the Church of Saint Luke on a regular basis. Typically, the Sacrament of Confirmation at the Church of Saint Luke is celebrated in the fall of the 9th grade year. Please contact the Religious Education Office for enrollment information 570-421-9097 or email religiouseducation@churchofsaintluke.org.

*Catholic School Students
Families with children enrolled in Catholic school must register their child with the Religious Education Office in order for their child to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation at the Church of Saint Luke. Students may, but are not required to attend regular Religious Education classes in preparation for the Sacrament. However, Catholic school students and their families are required to participate in parent meetings/workshops, prayer experiences, retreats and rehearsals. Please contact the Religious Education Office for registration information 570-421-9097 or by email religiouseducation@churchofsaintluke.org.

*RCIA- Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
Children in grade ten and older who have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation may enroll in the RCIA program in order to receive the sacrament. Please contact the Religious Education Office for enrollment information 570-421-9097 or by email religiouseducation@churchofsaintluke.org.