The sealing of the Holy Spirit in Confirmation is the final sacrament of initiation into the Catholic Church. If, for some reason, you have not received this powerful sacrament, we encourage you to do so! Once each year Adult Confirmation preparation is offered for Catholics at least 18 years of age, graduated from high school, already been baptized, received first Eucharist and are actively practicing their faith.
Candidates for Adult Confirmation will receive the sacrament on the weekend of Pentecost Sunday, June 4, 2017.
March 20, 27, Apr 1, 3, 10, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2017
The Adult Confirmation Program at St. Laurence will begin on Monday, March 20, 2017. The class meets on 9 Monday evenings from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the Ave Maria Center, St Clare Meeting Room. There will be a required retreat on Saturday, April 1, from 9 am-2 pm. It concludes with celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation at a Mass with one of our Bishops on the weekend of Pentecost Sunday.
Adult Confirmation candidates are required to have sponsors. A sponsor must have received all the Sacraments of Initiation, be at least 16 years of age, be actively practicing the faith and have no marriage impediments. If a candidate does not have a sponsor, there are St. Laurence parishioners who are honored to companion candidates. This can be arranged at the time of the interview. Sponsors are asked to attend all sessions if possible.
Prior to attending the sessions, the confirmandees will need to set up an interview. At the time of the interview,
confirmandees must bring with them their baptismal certificate which has been issued within the last six month and noted on the back the date of their First Communion. Call Mary Visser for more information, 281-265-5774.