Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
3700 Canyon Road, Los Alamos, NM 8754
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Phone: (505) 662-6193, (505) 662-63314
 

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Confirmation
Text   John Paul II Center
3700 Canyon Road
Los Alamos, NM 87544


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The Sacrament of Confirmation

 

"St Thomas Aquinas calls Confirmation the ‘Sacrament of the fullness of grace,’ meaning that the graces of Baptism reach their proper end and perfection in the reception of Confirmation.  The Sacrament is conferred in order to give the baptized the fullness of the Holy Spirit, the fullness of grace, and the fullness of gifts needed to live the Christian vocation in the world.  In receiving Confirmation, the (confirmed) takes on the same role as the Apostles in spreading the Faith."

The Sacraments: Source of Our Life in Christ

To prepare the Confirmation candidate for the role of spreading and defending
the faith the program at IHM has several components:

  • General preparation- two years of catechesis on the teaching of the Church
    takes the form of both traditional classroom instruction and “Lifenights”,
    which are geared to teach on a more relational/experiential level.  General
    preparation begins in the 9th grade, but any high school student who
    desires to receive the sacrament is welcome.
  • Immediate preparation- catechesis which is more focused on the effects
    of Confirmation takes place during the second year of preparation.
  • Fostering spiritual growth through retreats and prayer experiences.
  • Developing a habit of service.

More details regarding the program are given at the annual fall meeting or
you may call the Youth Office at 661-8303.

To prepare the Confirmation candidate for the role of spreading and defending
the faith the program at IHM has several components:

  • General preparation- two years of catechesis on the teaching of the Church
    takes the form of both traditional classroom instruction and “Lifenights”,
    which are geared to teach on a more relational/experiential level.  General
    preparation begins in the 9th grade, but any high school student who
    desires to receive the sacrament is welcome.
  • Immediate preparation- catechesis which is more focused on the effects
    of Confirmation takes place during the second year of preparation.
  • Fostering spiritual growth through retreats and prayer experiences.
  • Developing a habit of service.

More details regarding the program are given at the annual fall meeting or
you may call the Youth Office at 661-8303.

 

 

 

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