Liturgy & Liturgical Law Forum: The Sacrament of Confirmation
The Sacrament of Confirmation QUESTION from Neill Kovrig June 1, 2001
I have just recently returned to the Church after a hiatus of a few years, but I have realized that I missed the appropriate time for the sacrament of Confirmation (high-school age, I suppose). What can I do to rectify this? I wish to be confirmed, but I'm not sure to whom I should speak. Also, are there any specific documents required for the reception of the sacrament?
Any information is of course greatly appreciated!
ANSWER by Mr. Jacob Slavek on June 12, 2001
Yes, Mr. Kovrig, by all means please seek the Sacrament of Confirmation! You will be filled with the gifts of the Holy Spirit and will be increased in faith.
Start with your pastor in your church, he will probably refer you to your parish's DRE, or director of religious education. A lot of parishes have an adult confirmation class, sometimes this class is larger than the high school class!
Strictly speaking, the Catholic Church doesn't require any documents to recieve the sacraments. However, your parish may ask you to provide a certificate of baptism or other similar documents, so that you will be properly registered. Again, speak with your parish.
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