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.

Please contact Religious Education Director Andrea Swanson at aswanson@archdpdx.org with any questions.