The time has arrived for your son or daughter, if they are ready, to complete their initiation into the Roman Catholic Church through the Sacrament of Confirmation. A full copy of the parent letter can be downloaded.
September 27th - Registration Form and $30 Fee due to Holy Trinity Parish
October 3rd - Parent/Candidate Meeting at 7:00 pm at Holy Trinity Parish
October 6th/7th - Rite of Enrollment will take place at Holy Trinity during the regular weekend Masses
The program consists of 12 sessions in total. Sessions begin at 7:00 p.m. and run until 8:30 p.m. each evening and will be held at Holy Trinity Parish Hall.
November 1st - First Decision Point Session
December 6th - Last Decision Point Session before break.
January 10th - First Decision Point Session after break.
January 30th - Mandatory NET Retreat for all Candidates
February 13th - Last Decision Point Session
February 19th - Journaling project must be completed and returned (no later) to Holy Trinity Parish
February 27th/28th - Sacrament of Confirmation will take place at Holy Trinity Parish
It is evident from its celebration that the effect of the Sacrament of Confirmation is the special outpouring of the Holy Spirit as once granted to the apostles on the day of Pentecost.
From this fact, Confirmation brings an increase and deepening of baptismal grace:
- it roots us more deeply in the divine filiation which makes us cry, "Abba! Father!" (Romans 8:15);
- it unites us more firmly to Christ;
- it increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit in us;
- it renders our bond with the Church more perfect;
- it gives us a special strength of the Holy Spirit to spread and defend the faith by word and action as true witnesses of Christ, to confess the name of Christ boldly, and never to be ashamed of the Cross:
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.
The Sacrament of Confirmation as described by Fr. Raphael Mary of the Catholic Newman Center at the University of Washington.