“Holiness consists simply in doing God’s will, and being just what God wants us to be.” -St. Therese of Lisieux

Confirmation is one of the three sacraments of initiation.

When we are baptized, we receive – partially – the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Confirmation completes those gifts in us. With Confirmation, we are “sealed” in the Spirit.

When one is confirmed, the bishop will lay hands on the person, and then anoint them with chrism (blessed oil) reserved for just this purpose. The use of oil has a rich history in the Church: it symbolizes (in part) cleansing, healing, and strengthening. In Confirmation, we are strengthened in Christ and in our ability to live an outward Christian life.

To enroll in our religious education program so as to prepare for Confirmation, please call Frank Webber at (352) 643-7017 or