The Rite of Confirmation for youth is a great and important time to take ownership and say 'yes' to their faith journey as a Catholic. It is a time where we are sealed with the gifts of the Holy Spirit to inspire and guide us to live a life in relationship with Christ and our Church.
Confirmation for Youth
Through this process, youth will learn about our faith and the sacrament through small faith communities, retreats, service in our parish, along with other powerful activities. The process usually starts the fall of one's freshman year, and receives the sacrament the fall of their junior year of high school.
For more information on the programs at Holy Apostles, visit our Confirmation Preparation page.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) includes the celebration of the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and Eucharist, but also all of the rites of the catechumenate. The initiation of adults is a gradual process that takes place within the community of the faithful.
Together with the catechumens, the faithful reflect upon the value of the paschal mystery, renew their own conversion, and by their example lead the catechumens to obey the Holy Spirit more generously.
Because of the many benefits that the RCIA process has given past participants, we invite those adults who need to complete their initiation process by celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation to join us for the catechetical portion of the RCIA process.
This serves as both a review of the basics of the Roman Catholic faith and as a period of preparation and commitment leading up to the celebration. It also provides a community for the candidates during their time of preparation. If you or someone you know is considering becoming Catholic or would like to complete their initiation into the church through confirmation, please contact: Fr. Don Thimm, 262-786-5445.