“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.” CCC 1285
Preparing Children for the Sacrament of Confirmation
St. John’s is a parish that practices the Restored Order of the Sacraments of Initiation. How child achieves that is by preparing and experiencing their First Penance in the second grade then moves on to prepare and receive both their Confirmation and First Holy Communion in the third.
The Archdiocese of Denver is in the process of restoring the order of the Sacraments of Initiation. These three sacraments are originally intended to be received in this order: Baptism, Confirmation then Holy Eucharist. The sacrament that fully initiates a person into the Catholic Church is Holy Eucharist (First Communion).
To watch a video about the Restored Order and to read the Pastoral Letter “Saints Among Us” from Archbishop Aquila please visit www.Archden.org/Saints.
A sponsor’s role is to walk with the the person their sponsoring as they prepare for the sacrament of Confirmation, to help him or her understand the way of Christ and the Church, and to serve as a model of what it means to be a person committed to journeying in in the way of Christ. Sponsors are guides, role models, and witnesses to Christ. As such, a sponsor has the responsibility and requirement of being active members of the Church who are living witnesses of their faith.
If you are an adult, 18 years or older, wanting to receive their Confirmation, please visit our Becoming Catholic page.