Confirmation enriches the baptized with the strength of the Holy Spirit so that they can better witness to Christ in word and deed (Catechism of the Catholic Church [CCC], no. 1285). Anointed by the Holy Spirit at Confirmation, Christians strengthen their bond with the Church and become better equipped to carry out the Church’s mission of love and service.
Confirmation Registration Information for 2017
We are trying something a little different this year. Instead of meeting all year, we are holding a parent meeting and three Sunday afternoon sessions. The parent meeting will be on Wednesday February 15th at 7:00 P.M. in the school cafeteria. The Sunday session dates are being held from 11:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. in the parish youth center. The dates are as follows: March 5th , March 19th , April 2nd . Because we are only meeting for three sessions, you can see how very important it is to make all the sessions. There will also be a Confirmation dinner followed by prayer and Eucharistic adoration on April 21st as we finalize our preparation for Confirmation.
There will also be a mandatory retreat before Confirmation on April 8th at Mary Help of Christian 6400 East Chelsea St. Tampa 33610 (more information will be given at a later date).
The sacrament of Confirmation will be held at Most Holy Redeemer on April 23rd at 10:00 mass..
The registration fee is $100.00 and will cover the expense of book and retreat.
I have attached an informative resource from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops called Confirmation, Strengthened by the Spirit and Called into Action. You will also find registration forms and sponsor information and form and permission form for the retreat.