The Sacrament of Confirmation “perfects Baptismal grace; it is a sacrament which gives the Holy Spirit in order to root us more deeply in the divine filiation, incorporate us more firmly into Christ, strengthen our bond with the Church, associate us more closely with her mission, and help us bear witness to the Christian faith in words accompanied by deeds” (CCC 1316).
The Sacrament of Confirmation is a vital step in a young person’s faith journey. In the Diocese of Knoxville, children receive the Sacrament of Confirmation during their fifth-grade year or older. Preparation for the Sacrament takes place during religion classes at Sacred Heart Cathedral School or our Middle School Youth Ministry Program.
Adults who have not been confirmed may prepare for and receive the Sacrament by contacting Rick Grinstead at [email protected].