The Sacrament of Confirmation perfects Baptismal grace and through the gifts of the Holy Spirit helps us grow to Christian maturity. The Sacrament strengthens our bond with the Church, associates us more closely with her Mission and helps us bear witness to the Christian faith in words and deeds. [Catechism of the Catholic Church 1994 Reference: 1316]
Confirmation is the Sacrament in which one is enriched by the gift of the Holy Spirit and bound more perfectly to the Church. It strengthens us and obliges us to be witnesses to Christ by word and deed and to spread and defend the faith. It is the Sacrament in which one enters into full membership in the Catholic Church.
Confirmation, like Baptism, imprints a spiritual mark or indelible character on the Christian soul; for this reason one can receive this sacrament only once.
Confirmation is offered annually to senior high school students. Students who request this Sacrament are prepared through the Religious Education Confirmation program and students should already be attending religious education classes or attending Catholic high school. For more information, please contact Dianne Fontenot Religious Education Coordinator at (225) 665-5926 or view the Confirmation preparation website.
Adults wishing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation are prepared according to a process designed specifically for their needs. They may contact the Adult Confirmation coordinators Henry and Beth Sonnier at (225) 931-6155, for more details or view the Adult Confirmation website.