Jesus poured out the Holy Spirit upon the apostles on Pentecost, strengthening them to go out and proclaim his works to the world. Like them, we are called to live as active, spirit-filled disciples of Jesus. In the Sacrament of Confirmation our bond with Jesus Christ and the Church is strengthened by the Holy Spirit. We open ourselves to cooperation with the ever-present Spirit in a life of ongoing conversion within the faith-filled community.
Typically, students in their sophomore year of high school participate in a year-long program of intense preparation for confirmation. This counts as the second year of a two year process; the first of which is completed through regular attendance at either Faith Formation sessions on Wednesday nights or enrollment at Beckman Catholic High School. During this second year of preparation, there are twelve hours of catechesis separate from the Faith Formation or religion classes held throughout the year taking place on Sunday mornings after 8:30 a.m. Mass in the Basilica of St. Francis Xavier. This entails reflective journaling, community service, a time of retreat, and a night of reflection with their sponsors and culminates in the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation in late Spring.
One Sunday out of the month, beginning in September
9:30-11:00 a.m., directly following 8:30 a.m. Mass at the Basilica of St. Francis Xavier