Confirmation Mass is scheduled for 1pm on October 6th at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Merrill. Bishop James Powers will preside.
“And while staying with them Jesus charged them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, He said, ‘You heard from me, for John baptized with water, but before many days you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit'” (Acts 1:4-5).
Even though the apostles had lived with Jesus for three years, been witnesses of His miracles, and saw Him risen from the dead, it was not until they received the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost that they were filled with courage to proclaim the Gospel to those around them. The Sacrament of Confirmation is the reception of that same Spirit sending us out into the community to tell others of the Risen Lord.
High School Confirmation
To receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, diocesan standards state you must be in, at least, 11th grade and attend sacramental preparation at the parish. This process includes a mix of parish and community service, classes that are held off-site, Youth Nights, social time and adoration. For more information contact Dcn Jim at the parish office: (715) 536-2803 ext 215 or via email.
Adults who are interested in receiving the sacrament of Confirmation are asked to attend RCIA class to prepare. Spouses are welcome to attend these classes with you, too! Confirmation can be received at the Easter Vigil Mass. If you are an adult who is interested in receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation, please contact Joe at the parish office: (715) 536-2803 ext 222 or via email.