Confirmation

Registration for 2020 Confirmation is closed.

To be put on the contact list for next year please email lmckeegan@theimmaculate.org

 

Registration for Immaculate Conception’s Confirmation Program is a 3 Step Process:

Step 1:
Complete the online candidate form (be prepared to provide dates and locations for your child’s Baptism and First Eucharist) by May 3rd.

Step 2:
Help your child choose their Confirmation Sponsor and have their Sponsor fill out the online sponsor form. The online sponsor form must be completed by Saturday, May 4th. Information to help your child choose their Confirmation Sponsor can be found below.

Step 3:
Attend the Parent & Candidate Meeting on Sunday, May 5th 2019 from 6:45-8:00pm in Parish Hall. At this meeting you will submit the following:

  • The Program Fee of $200
  • A copy of your child’s Baptismal and First Eucharist Certificates if not received at Immaculate Conception in Towson
  • No registration will be complete until all three above steps have been completed.

 

What is the Sacrament of Confirmation?

 

The Sacrament of Confirmation increases and deepens the grace first received at Baptism. It is the third Sacrament of Initiation following Baptism and Eucharist. It enables us to better approach God as Father, strengthens our bond with Christ, “increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit in us,” binds us more closely with the Church, and “gives us a special strength of the Holy Spirit to spread and defend the faith by word and action” (CCC, 1303). It is not a graduation but a full initiation into the Catholic Church, the beginning of full active participation with this new outpouring of God’s graces and sense of spiritual maturity.

 

Confirmation Preparation has Two Stages:

Remote Preparation

The year of religious education prior to immediate preparation received through either Catholic school, parish religious education or an approved home school program.

Immediate Preparation

The yearlong program focused on the Sacrament’s meaning and ritual which provides formation for full, conscious, and active participation in the Rite of Confirmation.