Confirmation

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 the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit.  The grace of this sacrament strengthens Catholics to carry out their baptismal call to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.

Confirmation at Our Lady of Grace

Preparation sessions 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 is established by the Bishop's Office.  The normative age for receiving Confirmation is during the 8th grade year, however, anyone older can also prepare and receive the Sacrament. 

Receiving Confirmation

The Diocese of Greensburg has officially set the age of receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation at the 8th grade year.  Confirmation preparation begins for teens in their 7th grade year.  

If you have an older child, above 8th grade, who would like to receive Confirmation, please contact Katrina Coleman by calling the parish office at 724-838-9480 or by sending an email to  [email protected].

If you are an adult who would like to receive Confirmation, please contact Katrina Coleman by calling the parish office at 724-838-9480 or by sending an email to  [email protected].