Everyone moved by the Spirit is a child of God.
~ Romans 8:14
At Confirmation, we receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit and we are filled with God’s grace through the anointing of Chrism oil and the laying on of hands by a Bishop.
“Confirmation deepens our baptismal life that calls us to be missionary witnesses of Jesus Christ in our families, neighborhoods, society, and the world. . . . We receive the message of faith in a deeper and more intensive manner with great emphasis given to the person of Jesus Christ, who asked the Father to give the Holy Spirit to the Church for building up the community in loving service.” ~from the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults
For St. Matthew School Children:
Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation takes place in the 7th and 8th grade. With the Sacrament during the Winter of their 8th grade.
Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation is a two-year program that usually begins in the fall of your freshman or sophomore year of high school. Teens should be 14 years old at the beginning of preparation. Confirmation classes are held each Tuesday's from 6pm - 7:45pm
The Adult Confirmation Preparation Program is for parishioners who are over 18 years of age and who have been baptized and received First Communion, but who have yet to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.
For more information contact the Parish Center at 650-344-7622 ext. 101 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org