The Sacrament of Confirmation is one of the three sacraments of initiation into the Catholic Church (together with Baptism and Holy Communion). This special anointing given by the bishop or priest has the effect of increasing, deepening, and strengthening the sanctifying grace of God given to us at our baptism; while baptism removes from our souls the stain of original sin, Confirmation pours into our souls the fullness of the power of the Holy Spirit – just like the Apostles received at Pentecost.

Confirmation, the person receives the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit: wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord and an indelible mark is placed on the soul.

“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…”

Catechism of the Catholic Church #1285

Confirmation Preparation

Confirmation preparation is provided for teens through our Youth Ministry. 

Confirmation is a two-year program within the Sunday School curriculum and part of the RCIA program. Contact the parish offices to register.

Confirmation preparation occurs in 7th grade and the Sacrament is conferred at the end of the 2-year preparation period. 

RCIA for Youth 16+

If you are over 16 years old and have been baptized but have never received the sacrament of Confirmation, Our Lady of Fatima Parish offers classes to prepare adults for Confirmation.  RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is the process by which adults are initiated into the Catholic Church. RCIA provides a series of sessions intended for those who are unbaptized or those who have been baptized in other Christian faiths and need to learn more about the Catholic faith.