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 –
If you are an adult baptized Catholic who has not yet received the Sacrament of Confirmation, now is your chance! We will celebrate the sacrament at Saint Mark Parish on TBA.
As an adult Catholic, if you would like to be confirmed this year, please plan to attend 6 – 8 informative preparation sessions with Fr. Maurer during March – May 2020 in the Parish Office Fireside Room.
We will also need an updated copy of your baptism certificate from your Church of baptism and a completed Sponsor form which will be passed out during the classes.
Please contact Laurie McCloskey in the Parish Office to register: 206-364-7900 or [email protected]
Confirmation for Teens –
- There will be a mandatory Orientation & Parent Inquiry Meeting on Thursday, October 10 at 6:30 pm in Sullivan Hall.
- Classes will begin on Thursday, October 17 from 6:45 – 8:15 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 TBA.
- The Confirmation Class Registration Form and Sponsor Form is available from Laurie McCloskey, [email protected] or by downloading them here:
CONFIRMATION REGISTRATION FORM 2019-2020
The Confirmation program’s 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 Thursday, October 17th. Teens will meet in Sullivan Hall from 6:45 – 8:15 pm.
There is a parent/teen information meeting scheduled for October 10th beginning at 6:30 pm in Sullivan Hall.
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.
For more information or any questions, you may contact:
Laurie McCloskey [email protected]
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)