Today, confirmation is often defined as a sacrament of mature Christian commitment. It is the occasion when people, baptized as infants, put their “personal signature” on their parents’ decision. During the Easter season, a bishop comes to the parish and confirms all eighth grade students (in The Rite of Confirmation) who have completed preparation for the sacrament. The Catechism of the Catholic Church describes confirmation as a deepening of baptismal gifts. It says that the sacrament roots us more deeply in our identity as God’s children; unites us more firmly with Christ; increases in us the gifts of the Holy Spirit; binds us more closely to the Church; and gives us special strength to bear witness to our faith.
During the 8th grade year of religious formation, students are invited to participate in our Confirmation program. In preparation for this year, students are required to participate in seventh grade either through religious instructions in our CCD program or Calvert Catholic Schools. The eighth grade years require that students and parents participate at parent sessions, a Confirmation retreat, as well as do works of service. Information regarding our sacrament program for Confirmation can be obtained by calling the Religious Education Director at 419-447-2087 or you can email her.