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In the Sacrament of Confirmation, we are sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit. Confirmation deepens the grace received at Baptism, and like Baptism we receive the Sacrament of Confirmation only once. Confirmation strengthens us to live as Christ’s followers. Through Confirmation, we become more Christ-like and are strengthened to be active witnesses of Jesus. Our relationship with the Church is strengthened as well; we are sent forth to live our faith in the world. Those who have prepared to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation, called candidates, are usually confirmed by a bishop during the celebration of the sacrament.

Sacramental Preparation Classes

Confirmation prep at St. Philip Benizi is a journey of community, friendship, prayer, and service. Together we explore how Jesus invites us to live our Christian life to the fullest.


  • Weekly Sunday Mass attendance

  • Choose and invite an eligible Sponsor to journey with you through Confirmation (see Confirmation Sponsor requirements listed on the Sponsor form).

  • Attendance and participation in the Confirmation classes.

  • Completion of the following:

  • Participation with Sponsor in Confirmation rehearsal and Confirmation Mass.

Please contact the office (503-631-2882) or Melissa Bear, Director of Religious Education, for more information.

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