In the Archdiocese of New Orleans the Sacrament of Confirmation is bestowed upon Juniors in high school after completing the necessary catechetical and class requirements as administered by their church parish. Most often, a bishop presides at the sacrament in individual church parishes. The Sacrament of Confirmation makes present the same grace that was showered upon the Apostles on Pentecost, fifty days after the Resurrection of Christ. Through the celebration of Confirmation, the Father and the Son pour out the Holy Spirit, who brings seven special gifts: Wisdom, understanding, right judgment, courage, knowledge, reverence, and wonder and awe in the presence of the Lord. Each of these special gifts of the Spirit gives graces that help us to face the challenges of living in full accord with the Gospel today. The reception of this Sacrament is an indispensable moment in the life of all Catholics, and its celebration is of importance for the Church.
When you have completed the Registration Form, please return it to the church office by emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org, or alternatively you may fax it to 504 340 9521. You may also place it in the collection basket at Sunday Mass or drop it off at the church office.
For further information please contact the church office at email@example.com, or 504 340 0444.
View a message from Archbishop Gregory Aymond to the Confirmandi of the Archdiocese: