Confirmation

“To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love, For it is in giving that we receive. . .”
~ from The Prayer of Saint Francis

Confirmation

In Confirmation, we reaffirm for ourselves our baptismal promises, renew our commitment to the Catholic faith, and accept our responsibilities as followers of Jesus. During the celebration, the Bishop or Priest lays his hand on the head of the one to be confirmed and anoints the forehead with chrism (holy oil). These actions seal us with the gift of the Holy Spirit and signify our participation in Christ's ministry.

In our archdiocese, the Sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated with teens in 10th, 11th, or 12th grades. We invite teens in these grades who are ready to take on this next step of faith to register for Confirmation Classes. Jump to LIFT Confirmation page.

Please contact Religious Education Director Andrea Swanson at aswanson@archdpdx.org or at 503-206-8069 with any questions.