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
The Diocese of Manchester is implementing "Restore, Renew, Proclaim the Hope that is Christ". We are transitioning the normative age of Confirmation to 3rd grade effective for the 2018- 2019 school year at Sacred Heart. All students in Grades 3-12 will have the opportunity to prepare for and receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on April 27, 2019. For more information on "restored order", please go to the diocesan website.