THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
1285 Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together 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.88 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.”89
In the Archdiocese of Hartford teens may be Confirmed no earlier than the 10th grade.
We have a two year Confirmation Preparation program for teens.
We recognize that there are adults in our community who perhaps received the Sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, and First Eucharist but then did not receive the Sacrament of Confirmation for whatever reason. If this describes your experience, we offer Adult Confirmation classes in the spring each year. These sessions run once a week for six consecutive weeks.
For more information concerning teen/adult Confirmation, please contact
Donna Puzacke, Confirmation Coordinator
860-489-7899 or Cell 860-309-1900