What is Confirmation?

Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the sacraments of Christian initiation. “Confirmation brings an increase and deepening of baptismal grace. It roots us more deeply in the divine filiation which makes us cry, "Abba! Father!" It unites us more firmly to Christ. It increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit in us. It renders our bond with the Church more perfect. It gives us a special strength of the Holy Spirit to spread and defend the faith by word and action as true witnesses of Christ, to confess the name of Christ boldly, and never to be ashamed of the Cross.” 


Preparation programs for Confirmation are available if your daughter / son has been baptized and has celebrated the Sacraments of First Penance and First Communion.  Contact the Director of Faith Formation at Blessed Sacrament Church (315.437.3394 or bscfaith@bscstvsyr.org) if additional sacramental preparation information is needed in order to participate in the Confirmation program. 


Classes begin in October and a schedule will be provided when registration is received.  Please return registration form and fee ($40.00) to the attention of the Faith Formation Director by September 15 (note “Confirmation and grade level' in the reference line if providing a check made payable to Blessed Sacrament Church) via drop off at the rectory, the collection basket at Mass, or mail Blessed Sacrament Church (Attn.: Confirmation Coordinator, 3127 James Street, Syracuse, NY 13206 by September 15.  Be sure to include an active email address for communication.