In the Sacrament of Confirmation, we celebrate the completion of the presence of the Holy Spirit which we receive at baptism. This final sacrament of initiation continues to lay the foundations of our Christian life that was begun in Baptism and continued in Eucharist. Confirmation gives us a special strength of the Holy Spirit to bear witness to Jesus Christ by our every word and deed. Because of the fuller experience of the presence of the Holy Spirit, at Confirmation we receive a special grace by which our faith is deepened and strengthened, so that it will be strong enough not only for our own needs but for the needs of others and carry out the Church’s mission of love and service.
“Then they laid their hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit.”
High school students preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation should visit our Confirmation Preparation page for more information.
ADULTS In the Diocese of Raleigh, the Bishop reserves to himself the faculty to administer the Sacrament of Confirmation to baptized adult Catholics. This annual Confirmation celebration is scheduled for Sunday, June 4, 2017 at a time and location to be announced at a later date. If you are an adult who has not yet received the Sacrament of Confirmation and would like to receive Confirmation in 2017, please note that preparation for the Sacrament is required.
If you are an adult Catholic who has only received the sacrament of Baptism, and would like to receive the Sacraments of Confirmation, Reconciliation and Eucharist to complete your initiation into the Catholic faith, we welcome you to the RCIA program.
If you are not a member of the Catholic faith but would be interested in becoming Catholic, you are invited to learn about the Catholic faith through RCIA. The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is the way in which people learn about the Catholic Church and prepare to enter more fully into the life of the Church. Meetings started in September. For additional information please contact Mary DiSano, our Director of Adult and Family Programs.