Recall then that you have received the spiritual seal, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of right judgment and courage, the spirit of knowledge and reverence, the spirit of holy fear in God's presence. Guard what you have received. God the Father has marked you with his sign; Christ the Lord has confirmed you and has placed his pledge, the Spirit, in your hearts.
In the Archdiocese of Washington it is a requirement that anyone wanting to receive the sacrament of Confirmation must receive at least two years of Confirmation preparation. Here at St. Rose, students begin their first year of Confirmation prep in 7th grade in order to receive the sacrament in the spring of their 8th grade year. If your son or daughter has not started Confirmation preparation by 7th grade, and they would like to be confirmed, please contact the Director of Youth Ministry.
We will be having four Family Session in which a Parent and/or Sponsor must attend with the youth being confirmed. You are welcome to come to the Monday night session or Tuesday night session, which will be held in the Woodlands Room at St. Rose of Lima, from 6:30-8:00. It is expected that families will attend all four sessions as part of the confirmation preparation and commitment.