What do I need to do to get confirmed?
If you are under the age of 18, please contact Paul Schlegelmilch - 810.240.7879. If you are over the age of 18, please contact Emily Arthur - 810.244.1687.
Who can confirm?
The ordinary minister of baptism is the diocesan bishop. However, at the Rite of Election, the bishop grants permission to the priests of his diocese to confirm those who have been prepared through the RCIA process or Religious Education to be confirmed by their parish priest.
Who can be a sponsor?
A sponsor is a Catholic, over the age of 16, and is an active, good model of the Catholic Faith. A parent, however may not sponsor their child in confirmation.
What does confirmation do?
In →CONFIRMATIONthe soul of a baptized Christian is imprinted with a permanent seal that can be received only once and marks this individual forever as a Christian. The gift of the Holy Spirit is the strength from above in which this individual puts the grace of his Baptism into practice through his life and acts as a “witness” for Christ. [1302-1305, 1317]
To be confirmed means to make a “covenant” with God. The confirmand says, “Yes, I believe in you, my God; give me your Holy Spirit, so that I might belong entirely to you and never be separated from you and may witness to you throughout my whole life, body and soul, in my words and deeds, on good days and bad.” And God says, “Yes, I believe in you, too, my child—and I will give you my Spirit, my very self. I will belong entirely to you. I will never separate myself from you, in this life or eternally in the next. I will be in your body and your soul, in your words and deeds. Even if you forget me, I will still be there—on good days and bad.” (YOUCAT, 205)
Why get confirmed?
Confirmation sends us out on our mission in life - to take our faith out into the world and share it. Confirmation gives us the graces necessary to live out our faith in a dynamic and profound way. So if you are ready to be changed, and ready to change your world, get confirmed!