Confirmation is the final sacrament of initiation. The faith given in baptism is confirmed and deepened as the Holy Spirit pours over the recipient just as happened to the apostles at Pentecost.
Confirmed Catholics are strengthened and equipped for their spiritual life with the fruit of the Holy Spirit: charity, joy peace, patience, kindness, goodness, generosity, gentleness, faithfulness, modesty, self-control, and chastity. In addition, the confirmed soul is enriched with graces known as the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit: wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord (awe and wonder).
Receiving Adult Confirmation
Adult Confirmation is for Catholics 18 years and older who have been Baptized but have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation. It is a process for those who are registered and active members of St. Martin of Tours who know and practice the Faith but have not received Confirmation for whatever reason.
2019 Adult Confirmation Calendar
Mandatory formation preparation
Wednesday, May 15th, 22nd and 29th
7:00 – 8:30 PM
Saturday, June 8th at the 4:30 PM Mass
Steps to receive confirmation
- Meet one on one with the Coordinator of Evangelization and Discipleship or Father James before May 8, 2019.
- Participate in the three formation preparation classes (see calendar above)
By May 31, 2019, submit the following to the parish office:
- A completed Adult Confirmation registration form
- An official Baptismal certificate from your parish of Baptism, issued within the last six months. Call your parish of Baptism to get this.
- The name of your sponsor, the name of his/her parish, and a completed Confirmation Sponsor Affidavit of Suitability form
- The name of your chosen confirmation saint
- Participation in Adult Confirmation during the Mass on June 8, 2019 for you and your sponsor.
Sponsor Eligibility Requirements
- A sponsor must be a least 16 years of age and a Catholic in good standing who practice his/her faith.
- A sponsor must be fully initiated (already received Baptism, First Eucharist and Confirmation) and have been practicing Catholic for at least one year.
- If married, the sponsor’s marriage must be recognized by the Church.
- Neither a fiancée, spouse, nor parent may serve as a sponsor for his/her loved one.