St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Church

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Sacraments » Confirmation





The sacrament of Confirmation is the full outpouring of the Holy Spirit once granted to the Apostles on Pentecost. Confirmation increases and deepens baptismal grace, unites us more firmly to Christ, increases the seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit in us, makes the bond with the Church more perfect and gives us the strength of the Holy Spirit to spread and defend our faith.


Requirements for the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation:

  • Must have a personal desire to prepare and receive this sacrament.
  • No child will receive this Sacrament until they are in the eighth grade and after two years of faith formation with good attendance at this parish or any other parish (proof from any other parish will be required).
  • Must have turned in a copy of the child’s Baptismal Certificate.
  • Must have been baptized and received their 1st Eucharist.
  • Parents must attend a meeting/workshop prior to the reception of the sacrament.
  • Parents must attend monthly mandatory parent classes.
  • Must attend a retreat and participate actively.