Why Do We Celebrate Confirmation?

At Confirmation, the Baptized become more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. They, as witnesses of Christ, are more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed. To be confirmed means to make a “covenant” in an exchange of persons with God. In this covenant, we are given the gifts of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and fortitude, the spirit of knowledge and piety and the spirit of the fear of the Lord. The Church also speaks of the Fruits of the Spirit. These are the good things that result when we allow ourselves to be deeply guided by the Holy Spirit. The Fruits of the Holy Spirit are Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Generosity, Gentleness, Faithfulness, Modesty, Chastity and Self-Control.

Questions? Contact Cassie Romzek at cromzek@sta2.org.

Important Confirmation Dates 2021-2022

November 1st – Sponsor Pledge Due

December 5th – Name Form Due

October 3rd, 7:00 – 8:30pm Parent/Child Catechesis (Parish Hall)

December 5th, 7:00 – 8:30pm Parent/Child Catechesis (Parish Hall)

January 14 – 16, Confirmation Retreat

January 30, 7:00 – 8:30pm Parent/Child Catechesis (Parish Hall)

March 27 7:00 – 8:30pm Parent/Child Catechesis (Parish Hall)

February 27, 9:30am Rite of Enrollment Mass

March 23/24/26, Confirmation Interviews

  • St. Thomas the Apostle Students: Wednesday, March 23, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
  • SSA Students: Thursday, March 24, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
  • Parish Religious Education Students: Saturday, March 26, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

April 12, 6:30pm Confirmation Liturgy

St. Thomas the Apostle Church