Catholic adults who have received Baptism, First Communion, and First Reconciliation, and who are active in the practice of their faith, but who have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation are encouraged to do so.
In the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, the normal pastoral practice has been to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation with adults at special Masses throughout the Archdiocese on Pentecost Sunday.
The guidelines for Confirmation sacramental preparation have been revised recently. Currently, the preparation includes an interview with the coordinator, a mini-retreat, and six classes (immediate preparation for the Sacrament). The classes are usually scheduled during March, April, and May, concluding before Pentecost Sunday.
For adults who desire a more in-depth preparation, the Archdiocese and Sacred Heart Parish oﬀer “proximate” preparation for the Sacrament. The proximate topics include: Jesus: True God and True Man; Jesus: Our Model of Prayer; Old Testament; New Testament; Paschal Mystery; The Sacraments; The Mass; The Beatitudes; The Church; and Our Call to Discipleship.
Contact: Kathryn Strong – 281-342-8371 x. 336
The program will include:
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated the weekend of June 4. More information about date and location of the Confirmation Masses will be provided at the classes.
The retreat and class schedule is at the bottom of this page. All sessions will be held in the CCE Building (one-story building at the corner of Third and Main in Richmond). The retreat will begin at 1 p.m. and end at approximately 4:45 p.m., so that participants may attend Mass at 5:00 p.m. The classes will be held on Sundays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
|March 26||Retreat||beginning at 1 p.m. and ending at approximately 4:45p.m. (Mass at 5 p.m. in the Church)|
|April 2||Class #1||Sacraments of Initiation, Part 1|
|April 9 (Palm Sunday)||Class #2||Sacraments of Initiation, Part 2|
|April 16||No class||
|April 23||Class #3||Prayer and Spiritual Life|
|April 30||Class #4||Moral Life and the Sacrament of Reconciliation|
|May 7||Class #5||Celebration of the Rite/Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit|
|May 14 (Mother’s Day)||No class|
|May 21||Class #6||Church and Discipleship|
|May 28||No class||Memorial Day weekend|
|June 4 (Pentecost)||Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation|