The Sacrament of Confirmation is conferred during the 5th grade, in the spring of the year. There is a 2 year religious education requirement that must be fulfilled prior to receiving the sacrament (as required by the 1996 diocesan synod). Preparation for the sacrament is part of the religious education programs in St. Peter's School and CCD Program.
Students in Grades 6 – 8, who move into the parish and need to be confirmed, will have this need addressed as part of their religious education program (School and CCD). High school students and adults who need to be confirmed should call the parish (402-423-1239 and ask for Mary Spethman) for information regarding their particular circumstances.
The sacrament of Confirmation is conferred through the anointing with chrism on the forehead, which is done by the laying of on the hand, and through the words, "Be sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit." The sign of peace which concludes the rite signifies and demonstrates communion with the bishop and all the faithful.
When Confirmation is celebrated students are required to have a sponsor – someone to guide them in living a full Christian life.
- It is appropriate that the sponsor for Confirmation be one of the baptismal godparents.
- A sponsor for Confirmation must be at least sixteen, be a Catholic who has been confirmed, and has received the Holy Eucharist.
- A sponsor for Confirmation can not be the mother or father of the one to be confirmed.
If you would like more information, or to get signed up for classes, please call the Mary Spethman at 402-423-1239