A candidate for Confirmation who has attained the age of reason must profess the faith, be in the state of grace, have the intention of receiving the sacrament, and be prepared to assume the role of disciple and witness to Christ, both within the ecclesial community and in temporal affairs.(CCC, 1319)
Confirmation for Adults –
Adult Catholics who have not been confirmed, are invited to seek Confirmation through the RCIA program. Call Fr. Mitchell at the parish office at (206) 364-7900.
Confirmation for Teens –
- There will be a mandatory Orientation & Parent Information Meeting on Tuesday, October 16 at 7:00 pm in Sullivan Hall.
- Classes will be taught in conjunction with the North Seattle Catholic Youth Ministry and classes will begin on January 8, 2019 from 7-8:30 pm in Sullivan Hall.
- The Sacrament will be celebrated at St. Mark Parish in the spring, TBA.
- The mandatory Confirmation Retreat will be held prior to Confirmation, on Sunday, March 10, 2019, time and location TBA.
- The Confirmation Class Registration Form and Sponsor Form is available from Kate Brown at N Seattle Catholic Youth at [email protected]. More information can be found at www.nscy.org
The Confirmation program here at St. Mark parish works alongside the N Seattle Catholic Youth program.
The goal for our teens is to lead them to a more personal relationship with Jesus Christ through small group discussions, prayer, catechesis, and fellowship with high school teens.
With permission from the Seattle Archdiocese, teens in grades 9-12, will be able to prepare and receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Weekly sessions begin on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. Teens will meet in Sullivan Hall from 7:00 – 8:30 pm.
There is a parent/teen information meeting scheduled for Tuesday, October 16, 2018 beginning at 7:00 pm in Sullivan Hall.
Registration forms are available on the N Seattle Catholic Youth website www.nscy.org.
Now is the time for your teen to begin thinking about a sponsor to accompany them during this time of preparation. Sponsors must be a confirmed practicing Catholic and may not be the parent of their teen being confirmed.
The Sacrament of 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. (CCC, 1316)
Confirmation, like Baptism imprints a spiritual mark or indelible character on the Christian’s soul; for this reason one can receive this Sacrament only once in one’s life. (CCC, 1317)
The essential rite of Confirmation is anointing the forehead of the baptized with sacred chrism, together with the laying on of the minister’s hand and the words: “Be sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit.” (CCC, 1320)