堅振聖事 What does Confirmation Mean?
There are three sacraments that are the foundation of Christian life. These sacraments are: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. They are given in this order to bring about the full initiation of the new Christian life. These three sacraments together are called the Sacraments of Initiation.
Confirmation is the strengthening of the relationship with God after Baptism and before First Communion, or Eucharist. It seals our life of faith with Christ. Therefore, confirmation can only be celebrated once. It strengthens the Gifts of the Holy Spirit such as, wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord, and the confirmed is able to be better witnesses of Christ.
Requirements to be confirmed includes:
- at the age of discretion ~age 7 in United States
- profess the Catholic faith and desires the sacrament
- in a state of grace
- willing to live as a witness to Christ
Confirmation at SJCCM
高中青年堅振聖事 High School Confirmation
Welcome to the high school confirmation program. All high school teens from 9th to 10th grades are invited to join our Confirmation family for fun, friends, fellowship and faith. All our activities are geared to bringing teens closer to Christ and His church and to confirm the fire in our hearts to share God’s love to others. High School Confirmation is lead by adults, young adults and high school leaders. Our Sunday Confirmation meetings consists of a variety of subjects such as teen issues, prayer experience, Catholic teaching and community building. Every year we host a Confirmation Retreat that is required by the Diocese of San Jose.
The program consists of group meetings at the Parish once a week from 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM after Mass. Participation in Catechetical Ministry’s High School Confirmation program is mandatory. Every baptized teenage freshmen and sophomores are welcome.
Attendance at Mass is expected for all Confirmation candidates.
The Sacrament of Confirmation normally takes place during the Pentecost Sunday Mass.
Requirement: Sacrament of Baptism, First Communion
For more information, please email Fr Olivera at 408-509-6960 or firstname.lastname@example.org
成人堅振聖事 Adult Confirmation
We have an RCIA program for both Mandarin and English speaking adults led by our own adult leadership. Candidates can prepare for receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation as well as the Sacrament of Baptism and the Sacrament of First Communion.