1285 Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the “sacraments of Christian initiation,” whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For “by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.” [Catechism of the Catholic Church]
The Sacrament of Confirmation is administered in our Catholic tradition by the Bishop of Orange or his designee.
- For those baptized as infants to 7 years of age, the Diocese of Orange outlines a two year journey beginning in the 9th grade and formally administered by the Bishop of Orange or his designee. This journey, done as part of the parish Youth Ministry program, is discussed in Sacramental Preparation.
- For those baptized as Adults or entering the Catholic faith from another faith tradition, Confirmation is part of the Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) performed at the Easter Vigil for those who have spent at least a year of preparation in the RCIA process. For more information on the RCIA process at our parish please refer to Becoming Catholic.
- For baptized Catholic Adults over the age of 18 seeking to complete their Initiation Sacraments please refer to Becoming Catholic and consult the Adult Faith formation director, James Abowd – (949) 854-1000 x226