Grand Junction, Colorado

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 Through the sacrament of Confirmation, the Christian receives a fuller outpouring of the gift of the Holy Spirit.

 Confirmation preparation is a comprehensive two year program that explores the elements of the deposit of faith given from Christ to the Church under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is available to baptized Catholics who have received first Reconciliation and first Holy Communion, and who are at least fourteen years of age on beginning the program. The catechesis students receive is based on the four pillars of faith found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church: The Profession of Faith; Celebration of The Christian Mystery; Life in Christ; and Christian Prayer. The confirmation program also includes retreats and community service hours.

At the end of the two year program in spring or early summer, students receive the sacrament of confirmation, which is conferred by the Bishop of the diocese of Pueblo.

The sacrament of Confirmation is a sacrament of maturity, and is “necessary for the completion of baptismal grace” (CCC 1285). The confirmed receive a fuller outpouring of the gift of the Holy Spirit, and are more fully incorporated into Christ and the Church, which strengthens the Christian with the grace in order to properly live out the Catholic Faith in the womb of the Church.

The fee is 40.00 per year per student, with a 100.00 maximum fee per family per year. Retreats are at an additional fee. To register, call the office at 243-0209 and ask to speak with Carol Schneider.