Confirmation Mass - June 10, 2021
2021-2022 CONFIRMATION SPONSOR FORM AND GUIDE COMING SOON!
The Sacrament of Confirmation typically takes 2 years of preparation. St. Bernadette's offers religious education classes to prepare students for Confirmation.
The 2021-2022 Session is happening now!
If you are interested, registration packets can be picked up at the parish office. We will be able to answer specific questions you might have.
The primary responsibility of the sponsor is to provide the candidate prayerful support and guidance in his or her Christian walk and to "take care that the confirmed person behaves as a true witness of Christ and faithfully fulfills the obligations inherent in this sacrament" (canon 892).
Some of the responsibilities of a sponsor to the candidate before Confirmation:
Source: Catholic Answers
Regarding the obligation of receiving the sacrament, it is admitted that confirmation is not necessary as an indispensable means of salvation. On the other hand, its reception is obligatory "for all those who are able to understand and fulfill the Commandments of God and of the Church this is especially true of those who suffer persecution on account of their religion or are exposed to grievous temptations against faith or are in danger of death. The more serious the danger so much greater is the need of protecting oneself". (Conc. Plen. Bait. II, n. 250.)