Confirmation, one of three sacraments of initiation in the Catholic Church, is a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit like that of Pentecost. This outpouring impresses upon the soul an indelible character and produces a growth in the grace of Baptism. Confirmation roots us more deeply in divine kinship, binds us more firmly to Christ and to the Church, and reinvigorates the gifts of the Holy Spirit in our soul.
Here at St. Francis Xavier, young people who are in the eighth grade or older and who have received the sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist are invited to participate in the process beginning each fall. Preparation involves more than a year of catechesis and instruction in faith led by Deacon Bob and Dawn Cavanaugh and a team of adult parishioners. Confirmation is celebrated here each fall, usually on a Friday evening in late October. The date is set by the bishop.
Please contact Deacon Bob and Dawn Cavanaugh at 330-764-8958 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.