In the early Church, when adults were baptized they were also anointed with perfumed oil called chrism. This anointing highlights the name "Christian," which means "anointed" and is taken from the name of Christ, whom God "anointed with the Holy Spirit." (Rev. 7:2-3) It is the third and final part of Christian initiation, which begins with baptism and is renewed each week in a person's participation in Sunday Mass. Confirmation strengthens the gift of the Holy Spirit received at baptism and is the special outpouring of the Holy Spirit as once given to the apostles on the day of Pentecost. The Holy Spirit is the Christian's guide throughout life.
The Advocate, the holy Spirit that the Father will send in my name—he will teach you everything and remind you of all that I told you.
The Teen Confirmation program is for teens in grades 9-12. The two-year program begins in September, and all are asked to register beginning late August of each year. There is one class for Year 1 and another class for Year 2. For more information please call the parish office
Regular Mass attendance and parent involvement is crucial and required to prepare for this Sacrament.
For baptized non-Catholic Christians
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is a journey for Adults seeking full Communion with the Catholic Church through Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation. This process allows adults to explore their relationship with God through the Sacraments of the Catholic Church. The sessions cover Scripture, Prayer, Sacraments, Who is Jesus, Church teachings, Mary the Mother of Jesus and the Saints.
For information please call Sr. Joyanne Sullivan, S.N.D. @ 323-254-2519 or e – mail email@example.com
The process is on-going and meets on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Siena House (formerly known as the Adult Ed House).
For baptized Catholics over 18
Adult Confirmation classes are offered for adult Catholics who have not completed their Christian initiation. These evenings are designed to prepare Catholics with a deeper appreciation for their role as disciples of Jesus and members of His Church. For information please call Sr. Joyanne Sullivan, S.N.D. @ 323-254-2519 or e – mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Classes begin the last Thursday in January at 7:30 p.m. in the Adult Education Building and continue for 9 weeks. The fee for classes is $50 for early registrants.
“We can study the whole history of salvation, we can study the whole of Theology, but without the Spirit we cannot understand.
It is the Spirit that makes us realize the truth or – in the words of Our Lord – it is the Spirit that makes us know the voice of Jesus.”