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Confirmation

The Sacrament of Confirmation deepens the spiritual life begun in Baptism that calls us to be missionary witnesses of Jesus Christ in our families, neighborhoods, society, and the world.  The Holy Spirit bestows seven gifts to assist us in our mission and witness.  Those who are baptized as infants are usually confirmed when they are old enough to understand the meaning of discipleship and be committed to the responsibilities of the sacrament.  For those baptized later in life, Confirmation follows immediately after Baptism. The sacrament is conferred by the Bishop or his delegate, through the laying on of hands, the anointing with Sacred Chrism on the forehead, and the words, “Be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit.”    Diocese of Charleston Confirmation Guidelines

Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation constitute the sacraments of Christian initiation, "… whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. "89 For "by the sacrament of Confirmation, (the baptized) are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed."  (CCC, #1285)

 

ADULT CONFIRMATION:


The Sacrament of Confirmation
deepens the spiritual life begun in Baptism that calls us to be missionary witnesses of Jesus Christ in our families, neighborhoods, society, and the world.  The Holy Spirit bestows seven gifts to assist us in our mission and witness.  Those who are baptized as infants are usually confirmed when they are old enough to understand the meaning of discipleship and be committed to the responsibilities of the sacrament.  For those baptized later in life, Confirmation follows immediately after Baptism. The sacrament is conferred by the Bishop or his delegate, through the laying on of hands, the anointing with Sacred Chrism on the forehead, and the words, “Be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit.”    Diocese of Charleston Confirmation Guidelines

Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation constitute the sacraments of Christian initiation, "… whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. "89 For "by the sacrament of Confirmation, (the baptized) are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed."  (CCC, #1285)

 

YOUTH CONFIRMATION:

For confirmation preparation of youth contact the Youth Minister, Abi Purvis, at 803-788-3252, ext. 353.

Confirmation Registration Form
Formulario de inscripción para la confirmación

St. John Neumann Parish 
Confirmation Preparation 2021-22  
Preparación para la Confirmación 2021-22

REQUIREMENTS AND CALENDAR REQUISITOS Y CALENDARIO 

Confirmation Requirements 2021-22  (English) PDF
Requisitos de Confirmación 2021-22  (Español) PDF
  
Calendar for Confirmation Preparation
Calendario para la preparación de la Confirmación  
 
FORMS TO BE COMPLETED   FORMULARIOS PARA COMPLETAR 

Family Agreement 2020-21   (English) PDF
Acuerdo familiar 2020-21 –   (Español) PD

Choosing a Sponsor - Elección de su Padrino

Choosing a Confirmation Name  -  Elegir un Nombre de Confirmación

Sponsor Interview –  Entrevista al padrino/madrina –   

How to Write a Letter Requesting Confirmation by the Bishop –  Cómo escribir una carta solicitando la confirmación del obispo 


SIX CONFIRMATION LESSONS AND FORMS SEIS LECCIONES Y FORMULARIOS DE CONFIRMACIÓN

For all six lessons EITHER fill out the online form (preferred method) OR print and return the PDF to the parish office; Para las seis lecciones, complete el formulario en línea (metodo preferido) O imprima y devuelva el PDF a la oficina parroquial.


Lessons for September - Lecciones para septiembre 

Lesson One Video - Baptism; Video de la primera Lección – El Bautismo (English) VIDEO (Español) VIDEO 

Lesson One Form - Baptism; Formulario para la Lección Uno - El Bautismo -  Online Form for Lesson One - Baptism. (preferred method) or (English) PDF (Español) PDF  

 

Lesson Two Video - The Eucharist; Video de la Lección Dos - La Eucaristía (English) VIDEO (Español) VIDEO 

Lesson Two Form - Eucharist; Formulario para la Lección Dos - La Eucaristía - Online Form for Lesson Two - Eucharist (preferred method) or (English) PDF (Español) PDF 

 

Lessons for October - Lecciones para octubre

Lesson Three Video - The Call to Holiness; Video de la Lección tres - El Llamado a la Santidad (English) VIDEO (Español) VIDEO 

Lesson Three Form - The Call to Holiness; Formulario para la Lección Tres - El Llamado a la Santidad - Online Form for Lesson Three - Call to Holiness (preferred method) or (English) PDF (Español) PDF 

 

Lesson Four Video - Introducing the Holy Spirit; Video de la Lección Quatro - Presentando el Espíritu Santo - (English) VIDEO (Español) VIDEO 

Lesson Four Form - Introducing the Holy Spirit; Formulario para la Lección Quatro - Presentando el Espíritu Santo - Online Form for Lesson Four - Introducing the Holy Spirit (preferred method) (English) PDF (Español) PDF

 

Lessons for November - Lecciones para noviembre

Lesson Five Video - Gifts of the Holy Spirit; Video de la Lección Cinco - Dones del Espíritu Santo - (English) VIDEO (Español) VIDEO 

Lesson Five Form - Gifts of the Holy Spirit. Formulario para la Lección Cinco - Dones del Espíritu Santo - Online Form for Lesson Five - Gifts of the Holy Spirit (preferred method) or (English) PDF (Español) PDF 

 

Lesson Six - Lección Seis

Excercise (do this before watching video), Haga ejercicio (haga esto antes de ver el video),  

 

Lesson Six Video - The Sacrament of Confirmation; Video de la Lección Seis - El Sacramento de Confirmación - (English) VIDEO, (Español) VIDEO

Lesson Six Form - The Sacrament of Confirmation.  Formulario para la Lección Seis - El Sacramento de Confirmación - Online Form for Lesson Six - The Sacrament of Confirmation (preferred method) .(English) PDF (Español) PDF

 

Resources for all videos

CONFIRMATION RESOURCES: Video Lessons