Confirmation

Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the "sacraments of Christian initiation," whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace.  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 obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed."

Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1285

Catholics normally receive Confirmation in 7th or 8th grade after preparation through Catholic school, PREP, or home schooling. If you are a baptized Catholic who has received First Holy Communion but has not yet received Confirmation and would like to, please contact the Rectory at 610-678-3767 or rectory@stignatiusreading.org and ask to speak with a priest.