Introduction: Along with Baptism and Eucharist, Confirmation is one of the sacraments of initiation. Confirmation is necessary to complete the process in the soul begun at baptism. "For by the sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obligated to spread and defend the faith by word and deed." (CCC # 1285). It is through the sacrament of Confirmation that the Christian receives their full mission to bring the Good News to all the nations.
For further explanation of the sacrament such as how it is done, the symbols used, and the minister please see the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC # 1285-1321).
Confirmation at Kaukauna Catholic Parishes
1. As part of normal faith formation: Students who have been part of our faith formation process at Kaukauna Catholic Parishes begin their preparation for Confirmation during their Junior Year of High School (11th grade). This consists of classes, an interview with coordinator, and a retreat. The actual confirmation rite will take place at the end of their Junior year of High School after an evening of reflection.
If you would like to be confirmed or have a student of this age who would like to be confirmed, please call our Faith Formation office at 920-766-3510 and they will be able to assist you with any information.
2. Adult Confirmation: If, for some reason, you were not able to be confirmed at a younger age or you decided to postpone your confirmation, then you can be confirmed as an adult. Since confirmation is necessary for marriage, many people approach confirmation before their wedding. Adult confirmation consists of a series of gatherings to discuss and learn about our Catholic faith. Adults at either parish are confirmed at the Easter Vigil on the Saturday evening before Easter Sunday.
If you are an adult who would like to be confirmed, please contact our Adult Confirmation Coordinator, Gloria Schuh, at 920-766-9598.