What is Confirmation?
By now it has probably been many years since you or your child was baptized into the Catholic faith and became an adopted child of God. At our Baptism, the Holy Spirit descends upon us, fills us with divine life, and transforms us into a temple of the Holy Spirit. Confirmation, the second of the three Sacraments of Initiation, completes the grace of Baptism as we are enriched by a special outpouring of the gifts of the Holy Spirit through the laying on of hands and anointing by the bishop, which seals and confirms the baptized in union with Christ as they are sent forth to bear witness to Christ by word and example. As St. Ambrose says, "Recall then that you have received the spiritual seal, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of right judgment and courage, the spirit of knowledge and reverence, the spirit of holy fear in God’s presence. Guard what you have received. God the Father has marked you with his sign; Christ the Lord has confirmed you and has places his pledge, the Spirit, in your hearts."
In the Archdiocese of New Orleans, Confirmation takes place in the eleventh grade or the Junior year of high school. Confirmation at St. Clement of Rome usually takes place in the Spring. All those to be confirmed must attend our Confirmation Preparation program which takes place on select Sundays from 6:00pm until 8:00pm beginning in January prior to the date of Confirmation. Our curriculum uses the program Chosen produced by Ascension Press. You may click here for more information about this program.
If you would like to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation here at St. Clement of Rome, you may download the Confirmation Registration Form by clicking here.
If you would like more information about our Confirmation program, please contact Matthew Ardoin at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the Parish Center, (504) 887-7821.
If you are an adult and are interested in being baptized, please see the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) page or contact Mickie Morris at email@example.com or by calling the Parish Center at (504)887-7821.