"When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together. And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were. Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them. And they were all filled with the holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim." Acts 2:1-4.
"Confirmation perfects Baptismal grace; it is the sacrament which gives the Holy Spirit in order to root us more deeply in the divine filiation, incorporate us more firmly into Christ, strengthen our bond with the Church, associate us more closely with her mission, and help us bear witness to the Christian faith in words accompanied by deeds." Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1316.
Any Catholic who is registered at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish and who is entering the 11th grade or older, is eligible to begin preparation to receive the sacrament of Confirmation. We are happy to prepare candidates from another parish with the permission of the candidate's pastor.
Teenage Candidates: Catholic parents have a grave obligation to have their teenagers undergo preparation to receive this sacrament. Confirmation classes typically run with the school year (September to May) and are held on Monday nights from 7:00-8:30pm. Orientation for the confirmandee and their parents is held on the Tuesday after Labor Day, in the Church.
Adult Candidates: Classes typically run with the school year (September to May) and are held on Tuesday nights from 6:00-9:00pm. Dinner is provided and childcare is available!
Confirmation candidates must chose a sponsors for confirmation. A sponsor must be at least 16 years of age, confirmed, a practicing member of the Church, and living a life in accord with the faith. Those who are married outside the Church or who are "living together" may not be a sponsor.
Please contact the appropriate office for further details: