Confirmation

 

CONFIRMATION FORMATION

 

The Confirmation Sacramental Preparation Formation is for two years beginning with youth 13 years old (up to 17 years old) or in 7th grade or higher.  We are engaged in the Sacramental Formation process through Chosen from Ascension Press.  Curriculum requirements can be found in the website of the San Francisco Archdiocesan Office of Faith Formation (http://www.sfarch.org/ooff).  Family Religious Education and Faith Formation will begin in September 2021. (Please see Guidelines & Requirements for 2021-2022 for details of our beginning Family Catechesis.)

Youth will meet with their catechist on Mondays from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

Requirements for entering the Confirmation Preparation Formation are as follows:  Must be Baptized, received First Holy Communion, and be 13 years old or older or in 7th grade.  Copies of Baptismal certificate and First Holy Communion certificate are required.

Catechists* for Confirmation beginning in September 2021 are:

Maggie Alvarenga, Dora Cruz, Laura Gonzalez, Monserrat Perez Varela, Ando Perlas, Carmen Perlas, Patricia Sanchez

Saturday’s Special Education Formation catechist* for Confirmation is Valeria Monroy.

*Please note all Catechists complete Protecting God’s Children training through the National Catholic Risk Retention Group, Inc.  VIRTUS Online and are Live scanned for fingerprinting.  For more information, please call the San Francisco Archdiocesan Office of Child and Youth Protection (415) 614-5504.
 

Confirmation perfects Baptismal grace; it is the sacrament which gives the Holy Spirit in order to root us more deeply in the divine filiation, incorporate us more firmly into Christ, strengthen our bond with the Church, associate us more closely with her mission, and help us bear witness to the Christian faith in words accompanied by deeds. (CCC 1316)

Through the Sacrament of Confirmation we renew our baptismal promises and commit to living a life of maturity in the Christian faith. As we read in the Lumen Gentium (the Dogmatic Constitution of the Church) from the Second Vatican Council:

Bound more intimately to the Church by the sacrament of confirmation, [the baptized] are endowed by the Holy Spirit with special strength; hence they are more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith both by word and by deed as true witnesses of Christ. (no. 11)

Scriptural Foundation for Confirmation

In the Acts of the Apostles we read of the coming of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost. While baptism is the sacrament of new life, confirmation gives birth to that life. Baptism initiates us into the Church and names us as children of God, whereas confirmation calls us forth as God’s children and unites us more fully to the active messianic mission of Christ in the world.

After receiving the power of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, the Apostles went out and confirmed others, showing confirmation to be an individual and separate sacrament: Peter and John at Samaria (Acts 8:5-6, 14-17) and Paul at Ephesus (Acts 19:5-6). Also the Holy Spirit came down on Jews and Gentiles alike in Caesarea, prior to their baptisms. Recognizing this as a confirmation by the Holy Spirit, Peter commanded that they be baptized (cf. Acts 10:47).

 

 

 

 

Office of Religious Education Hours

  • Monday & Wednesday: 4:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am – 12:00pm
  • By appointment: contact the Director of the Religious Education Program Ms. Lourdes Yñiguez Gallo: 650-873-5356
    religiouseducation@allsoulsparishssf.org

 

 

 

 

For on him the Father, God, has set his seal. (John 6:27)

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