The Sacrament of Confirmation is a sealing of an individual with the Holy Spirit which completes and compliments the Sacrament of Baptism. The Catholic community believes that through the laying on of hands and the anointing with sacred oil by the Bishop the candidate receives the fullness of the Holy Spirit.
Adult Confirmation Are you a baptized Catholic adult who has not been confirmed? Each year, many Catholic men and women of all ages present themselves for the Sacrament of Confirmation. If you are returning to the Church after time away, have been without a home base due to frequent moves or immigration, or simply “slipped through the cracks”, please contact the pastor or Mel at 607.434.3920 to reconnect and discuss your faith life with us.
Here at St. Mary’s, immediate preparation for Confirmation will begin in January with a parent and candidate information meeting and is usually celebrated in the month of May.
What should I look for in a sponsor?
The choice of a sponsor, though an honor for that person, is primarily a responsibility to walk with the candidate as they journey toward the reception of the Holy Spirit in Confirmation. Therefore…
Do I need to choose a Confirmation name?
You may choose an additional name for Confirmation or affirm your Baptismal name. If you choose a name at the time of Confirmation, it is usually that of a Saint whose characteristics you desire to emulate and incorporate into your Christian life.