What is Confirmation?
The Sacrament of Confirmation allows the new life of faith, which was first received at Baptism, to grow and mature by the outpouring of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Ordinarily, the Bishop administers the sacrament of Confirmation by the laying on of hands, anointing the candidate on the forehead with Sacred Chrism, and offering the prayer for the outpouring of seven gifts of the Holy Spirit. This grace of this sacrament strengthens Catholics to carry out their baptismal call to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.
Confirmation at Saint Benedict Parish
Preparation session for teens and their families are required for the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation. The preparation schedule for the sacrament is dependent upon the date of the ceremony which will be established by the Bishop's Office in the near future. After the 2016-2017 school year, the normative age for receiving Confirmation will be during the 8th grade.
The Diocese of Greensburg is currently in a period of transition in regard to the age of receiving the sacrament of Confirmation. Confirmation preparation is already in progress for teens in 7th grade during the 2016-2017 school year. After this last transition group, Confirmation will be administered to parish youth who will be in the 8th grade during the 2018-2019 school year.
If you have an older child, above 7th grade, who would like to receive Confirmation, please contact the parish office at 724-834-9045.
If you are an adult who would like to receive Confirmation, please contact the parish office at 724-834-9045..