Confirmation is a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit like that of Pentecost. This outpouring impresses upon the soul an indelible character and produces a growth in the grace of Baptism. Confirmation roots us more deeply in divine kinship, binds us more firmly to Christ and to the Church, and reinvigorates the gifts of the Holy Spirit in our soul. The sacrament of Confirmation completes the initiation of faith for Catholics who have received the sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist.
Primary formation for this sacrament takes place during a parishioner's high school years and is coordinated through our Youth Ministry Program. Young people who are in the tenth grade or older, and who have received the sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist, are invited to participate in the process in the fall of each year through a mailing and notices in our parish bulletin. Preparation involves catechesis and instruction in faith led by a team of parishioners. Special sacramental preparation sessions are also held for our young people and their parents and sponsors.
2019/2020 School Year
On August 18th we will kick off our high school confirmation program with a parent and teen event in the cafeteria at 5:45pm. Teens who are sophomore or older are invited to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation which will be celebrated in the spring.
Below is a link for our online registration form. The program fee is $140 (includes retreat fee) which can be paid by credit card, or with a check made out to St. Jude (please bring on August 18th). No youth is ever denied the opportunity for a Sacrament because of limited financial resources.
Please complete online registration no later than Monday, August 12, 2019.
For Confirmation Program questions, please contact Tammy Stewart email@example.com
Adult Confirmation Program
Confirmation is also available for parishioners over 18 years of age, who have received the sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist. Preparatory sessions will commence following Easter. Please contact Bil Danner, Pastoral Associate, at the Parish Center at 786-4371 for more information.
Are you a baptized and active Catholic who for one reason or another missed the Sacrament of Confirmation as you were growing up? There is an opportunity for you to receive this Sacrament each Spring at SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral. We host a Preparation Class for adults seeking the Sacrament of Confirmation each year beginning after Easter.
Please contact Bil Danner at 786-4371 or bdanner@stjudeindy for more information.