Confirmation Program

November 4, 2020 

Dear Friends,

It is with regret that I must inform you that Confirmation with Archbishop Charles Thompson for this Sunday, November 8, 2020, has been postponed until Saturday, May 8, 2021.

As a result of the increased Covid-19 positive cases and those who are now in quarantine, Shawe Jr./Sr. High School and Pope John XXIII Elementary School have moved to online learning until Tuesday, November 17, 2020.  These positive cases have put many of our Confirmation candidates in quarantine and more positive cases are likely to occur in the next few days.  This decision to postpone was made for the safety of our Prince of Peace parish students, their families, the sponsors, and of course the Archbishop.

To receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on May 8, 2021, there will be no further catechetical requirements except for a practice session sometime before that date 

Please stay safe and healthy!   

Peace and Blessings,                                 

Father Chris Craig, Pastor                                     

Bridget Fry, Sacramental Coordinator

In the Sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized person is "sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit" and is strengthened for service to the Body of Christ.

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.