The sacrament of Confirmation is one of the initiation sacraments connected to both the sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist (Holy Communion). The reception of Confirmation is required in order for initiation into the Catholic faith to be complete. Confirmation ratifies our Baptism, roots us more deeply in love, unites us closer to Christ, increases in us gifts of the Spirit and binds us more tightly to the Church. In Confirmation, we receive a special strength to live our faith more fully and witness to what we believe as disciples of Jesus Christ.
The Sacrament of Confirmation is available to all 8th grade youth, and those who are older who have not yet been confirmed. All Confirmation candidates must be enrolled in our parish and registered in Prince of Peace Youth Ministry or in Prince of Peace Catholic School. They are to be fully active and participating regularly in youth ministry the full year prior to Confirmation. The Sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated in the winter of each year. Confirmation candidates are encouraged to attend the Confirmation Retreat and complete all items outlined in the Confirmation Pathway created by Prince of Peace. This will ensure that youth are ready to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation and that youth, parents and sponsors are equipped to continue to live as disciples of Jesus Christ beyond this sacrament of initiation.
ADULT SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION (fast track)
Prince of Peace Catholic Community is offering a special opportunity for members of our community who may have been baptized Catholic and not been confirmed or baptized inanother faith tradition, have been regularly attending Mass, and who may be interested in becoming Catholic, or for Catholics who just want to know more about their faith.
We will begin our new Adult Sacramental Preparation program on Tuesday March 14 at 7 PM and end with Confirmation at our 5 PM Pentecost weekend Mass. This fast-track program is designed to introduce the doctrine of the Catholic Church, and answer any questions you may have regarding the Catholic faith.
If you are interested in participating in our new program or have any questions about our RCIA process, please feel free to contact me before Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at the number listed below, or via email at:
Director of the Catechumenate
972-380-2100 x167 or 515-201-8280(cell)