"Be Sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit."
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 descended upon us, filled us with divine life, and transformed us into a temple of the Holy Spirit. Confirmation 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 placed his pledge, the Spirit, in your hearts."
In the Archdiocese of New Orleans, Confirmation takes place in the eleventh grade. 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 features the program Chosen produced by Ascension Press. You may click here for more information about this program or see the video below.
Confirmation Registration is open from August 16 to October 8. For a physical copy of the Registration packet you can click here. We are hoping to begin online registration this year, as well. Please be patient as we get this process ready. We look forward to having you with us this year!
If you would like more information about our Confirmation program, please contact Mathew 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 confirmed, 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.