Confirmation

The prophets of the Old Testament foretold that God's Spirit would rest upon the Messiah to sustain his mission. Their prophecy was fulfilled when Jesus the Messiah was conceived by the Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. The Holy Spirit descended on Jesus on the occasion of his baptism by John. Jesus' entire mission occurred in communion with the Spirit. Before he died, Jesus promised that the Spirit would be given to the Apostles and to the entire Church. After his death, he was raised by the Father in the power of the Spirit.

Confirmation deepens our baptismal life that calls us to be missionary witnesses of Jesus Christ in our families, neighborhoods, society, and the world.  . . .  We receive the message of faith in a deeper and more intensive manner with great emphasis given to the person of Jesus Christ, who asked the Father to give the Holy Spirit to the Church for building up the community in loving service.  ~from the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults

The reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace..."By the sacrament of Confirmation (the baptized) are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit.  --CCC, no. 1285, citing LG, no. 11

Adult Confirmation
If you are a Catholic Adult, attending Mass, but have never been confirmed, we can help you complete the sacramental process. Please contact Deacon Steve. Adult Confirmation is celebrated during the Easter Vigil or at the Cathedral during the Easter season (depending on your specific situation).

Youth Confirmation-Since Confirmation is a Sacrament that MUST be entered into willingly by those wishing to receive it, a solid preparation is usually needed as a guide. Our parish Confirmation Preparation classes seek to insure our young people have the needed knowledge to make an informed decision about accepting the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Confirmation preparation sessions are scheduled for SEAS youth (9th grade and older) who have NOT received the Sacrament of Confirmation and would like to be Confirmed by His Excellency, The Most Reverend Luis Raphael Zarama, Bishop of Raleigh. Confirmation Mass will be celebrated here, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.  Please save this date and mark your calendars accordingly

I am excited to announce our Confirmation Team (Holly Sujack/Colin Jorsch/Deacon Steven) and share our Confirmation Program with you for this upcoming year.  Please read over the information in the links below and/or forms which will aid you on your journey to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.  The document titled, "How Confirmation Works at SEAS 21-22" will describe in detail the requirements needed to prior to receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. I look forward to seeing you all soon!  Please feel free to contact me at the office if you have any questions or concerns.  Thank-you all for your continued support, prayers and Love!  May Our Father continue to Bless you and your families!
With Love,
Deacon Steven 

The Most Reverend, Luis Raphael Zarama, Bisho of Raleigh, will be conferring the Sacrament of Confirmation on 6 of our Youth, Wednesday, March 23rd at 6:30pm. A reception in the parish hall will follow. Congratulations to our Youth on this next step in their faith journey!

Click on the following links for complete information and forms.   
How Confirmation Works at SEAS 21-22
Confirmation Candidate Information Sheet
Confirmation Preparation Information
Confirmation Sponsor Eligibility Form
Confirmation Community Service Record