8th Grade - Children receive Confirmation after completing the 2-year Confirmation preparation (starts at Grade 7). They are required to perform 20 hours of community service and participate in a weekend retreat (Friday evening to Sunday afternoon). Confirmation is scheduled by the Bishop’s Office, usually in the spring.
8th to 10th Grade - Teens will undergo a two-year RCIA process held in the Religious Education Center. Their Confirmation ceremony takes place during the Easter Vigil.
11th to 12th Grade - Teens will join the adults in the two-year RCIA process held in the Religious Education Center. Their Confirmation ceremony takes place during the Easter Vigil.
Adult Confirmation is offered through the St. Paul RCIA program. Learn more about RCIA.
First Reconciliation Certificate
First Eucharist Certificate
CATHOLIC FAITH FORMATION PERSONNEL
Director: Sr. Katrina Quidlat
Tuesday – Friday 8:30 AM – 12:00 N
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Office: (916) 381 – 5200
Formacion De La Fe Catolica (Catecismo):
Sr. Armida Ortega 916-381-6719
Aracely Narvaez 916-681-2924
Josefina Costilla 916-688-1722
The Sacrament of Confirmation in the Catholic Church
"Now when the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent to them Peter and John, who came down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit; for it had not yet fallen on any of them, but they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then they laid their hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit" (Acts 8:14-17).
Baptism, the Eucharist, and the Sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the "sacraments of Christian initiation," whose unity must be safeguarded. Confirmation perfects Baptismal grace; it is the Sacrament which gives the Holy Spirit in order to root us more deeply in the divine filiation, incorporate us more firmly into Christ, strengthen our bond with the Church, associate us more closely with her mission, and help us bear witness to the Christian faith in words accompanied by deeds.