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 will be required to complete a two-year program of preparation involving study and prayer prior to receiving the sacrament. Classes are currently ongoing for Grades 9 - 10. Please contact the parish if your child needs this 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. Please contact Fr Patrick directly.