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 in the late spring (date is TBD). For more information on "restored order", please go to the diocesan website.
In January 2019, we will post additional information on the St. Helena Confirmation Preparation Program in the Faith Formation portion of the website under Confirmation. Thank you for your patience. Contact the office with any questions while we undergo this transition.