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CONFIRMATION 2023

St. Paul Catholic Church
“... you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses...”

INVITATION 
We welcome you and your family to the St. Paul Confirmation Program! At St. Paul, all high school teens (9th grade & above) are invited to begin the process of Sacramental Preparation for Confirmation. Teens who begin Confirmation Preparation in Fall of 2022 will be confirmed Spring 2023 with Bishop William Wack, Sunday, May 14, 2023 at 2pm.  


WHAT IS CONFIRMATION? 
Confirmation perfects the grace of Baptism. Baptism is the beginning of new life and Confirmation is the strengthening of new life. We receive the full outpouring of the Holy Spirit as once granted to the apostles on the day of Pentecost. Confirmation unites us more firmly to Christ and increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit in us.  


WHY CONFIRMATION PREPARATION?
The Confirmation Preparation process consists of various elements, which provide a framework for supporting youth and the parish as they grow as a faith community. The process includes opportunities for learning, service, and worship, which require sufficient time for growth, reflection, and maturation. The preparation time is essential to the process. Confirmation invites youth to life-long faith formation and to service in ministry. It is not a graduation from church! It is a beginning, not an end. We look forward to this journey as we explore and enrich our faith together by following Christ and being open to the Holy Spirit. 

 

See Confirmation Session Guide below for more information. 

Adult Confirmations are scheduled at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, in Pensacola. Each baptized Catholic not yet confirmed can and should receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Baptism, the Eucharist, and the Sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the “sacraments of Christian initiation".  Dates for 2022-23 are Sunday, November 6, 2022 at 2 pm and Sunday, May 7, 2023 at 2 pm.

Please contact Debbie Ridder for information and resources

For more information, please contact Debbie Ridder, Director of Sacramental Education and Evangelization
address:  1700 Conway Dr.  Pensacola, Florida 32503   phone: 850.434.2551  
email: ridderd@stpaulcatholic.net   website:  www.stpaulcatholc.

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