Confirmation is a Catholic Sacrament of mature Christian commitment and a deepening of baptismal gifts. It is one of the three Sacraments of Initiation for Catholics. It is most often associated with the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit inspires the work of evangelization, which includes work not only for all peoples’ spiritual wellbeing, but also the evangelization of systems and cultures (Pope John Paul II, Redemptoris Missio, nos. 42, 65).
The Church’s missionary activity includes a “commitment to peace, development and the liberation of peoples; the rights of individuals and peoples, especially those of minorities; the advancement of women and children; safeguarding the created world,” and many other areas of action in the world (Redemptoris Missio, no. 37).
In addition, action inspired by the Holy Spirit calls us to “bear witness to Christ by taking courageous and prophetic stands in the face of the corruption of political or economic power.”
The Spirit also “overcomes barriers and divisions of race, caste, or ideology” and makes the Christianon-mission into “a sign of God’s love in the world—a love without exclusion or partiality” (Redemptoris Missio, nos. 43, 89).
To receive the sacrament of Confirmation, Catholics must first prepare through a course of religious education. Children can prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation through CCD / Catechism Classes offered through Good Shepherd Catholic Parish.
Classes are available in English and Spanish and are offered on various days and locations.
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Adults are also welcome to attend religious education courses in preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation. We offer courses based on your unique situation. Non-Catholic Christian? Baptized but not Confirmed? New to the faith?
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