Confirmation

Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace.  For by the sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit…and more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.
-  Catechism of the Catholic Church

 

Confirmation is a sacrament of initiation. In Confirmation we are sealed with the Holy Spirit and freely and intentionally commit to the promise that our parents made for us at Baptism – participation in the mission of Jesus Christ by living a life in the Spirit.  Confirmation is a commitment to live one’s life to bring about the Kingdom of God in the world by celebrating and making use of one’s unique gifts and talents in one’s family, workplace and community.

Young people prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation through regular participation in the parish’s Faith Formation program, being confirmed in the spring of eighth grade.  For more information contact the Faith Formation Office at (516) 488-1032 or click here.

Adults who wish to receive the sacrament do so through the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults).  For more information contact the Parish Office at (516) 352-5904 or click here.

 

Pentecost - May 15, 2016

The Feast of Pentecost was a day of joy and grace for our parish.  Three young adults completed their Christian Initiation with the sacrement of Confirmation!  Does this sound like what you are seeking?  Do you know anyone who is seeking the Catholic fatih?  Please contact Sister Judy at the Parish Office (352-5904) or srjudy@stannesgc.org for more information.

Confirmation Day at Saint Anne's - April 18, 2016

Last year,  Bishop Perez annointed the  young men and women with chrism as they received the Sacrament of Confirmation.  Our thanks to Bishop Perez for a wonderful celebration and an inspiring and uplifting message for all.  To see all the photos from this wonderful day, please click here.