Throughout His time with the disciples Jesus promised He would send the Holy Spirit, the Advocate, who would guide, comfort and direct the Church. That Holy Spirit arrived at Pentecost, transforming the apostles from men paralyzed by fear to men willing to go to the ends of the earth to spread the Good News, even if it meant death.
The Church has continuously shared the Gift of the Holy Spirit with Christians following the Sacrament of Baptism through the Sacrament of Confirmation. This special sacrament “confirms” the graces of Baptism, completes a persons “initiation into the Church” and fills them with the gifts of the Holy Spirit so that they can the life of an authentic Christian as God desires.
The Sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated at St. Raymond in the Fall, every other year. Students spend two years preparing for the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation through our Parish School or our Religious Education Program. Adults who were never confirmed, are welcome to receive the sacrament of Confirmation as well, please contact our Parish Office.