Confirmation is a sacrament that continues the graces received through Baptism. Through Confirmation, we receive the Gifts of the Holy Spirit: Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety, and Fear of the Lord.
In the Archdiocese of Anchorage, Confirmation is typically conferred upon teenagers aged sixteen years, but the Sacrament can be received at any age depending on circumstances. Teenage candidates for Confirmation must complete a two year program of preparation involving study and prayer prior to receiving the sacrament. Adults who are already baptized and wish to be received into the Catholic Church through Confirmation must complete a program of prayer and study called the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. This is a class that meets at this parish on Wednesday evenings to prepare to come into the Church.