last updated 7/08
Ritual to be used as candidates (Catholics over the age of 7) begin formation for Confession, Confirmation, and Commuion:
Bishop Corrada's Pastoral Reflection on the Sacrament of Confirmation
Confirmation is not our "confirming" Baptism or our faith in Christ; it is Christ confirming us in the Christian life we are already living. It is particularly important in East Texas that we avoid any sacramental catechesis that reflects the notion that Confirmation is a time for the person to individually embrace the faith or to become personally engaged in the work of the Church. It is in the Sacrament of the Eucharist, particularly at the offertory, that we present ourselves as a sacrifice to the Father. Indeed, each moment of daily life is a time to reaffirm the Call to Holiness by a commitment to love of God and neighbor. Each instant calls us to embrace Christ as He has embraced us. Above all, the celebration of the Eucharist is an appropriate sacramental moment for the individual to renew the commitment to service in the Church and in the community for the common good. (Bishop Corrada, #22, Reflection on Confirmation, emphasis added)
Catechism of the Catholic Church: on Confirmation
Handbook for First Reconciliation: Candidates and Households of Faith
Handbook for Completing Initiation: Candidates and Households of Faith
para PASTORES Y CATEQUISTAS:
para Candidatos / Hogares de Fe:
Guias y recursos:
"Sacrament of Confirmation Returns to Before First Eucharist" October 21, 2005
Letter to the editor Nov. 4, 2005, about the genesis from the laity of this shift in pastoral practice.
Have questions? Check out the FAQ on the Sacrament of Confirmation new questions added 11/14/05
How will the Parish do this?
Looking for more information?
Bishop Aquilla, Diocese of Fargo, Pastoral Letter
Bishop Olmstead, Diocese of Phoenix, Sacrament Policies