Our Approach to Confirmation at OLPH
Confirmation formation aims to journey alongside our young people as they seek to recognize how Jesus is present in their lives and understand and deepen their faith while committing to live as disciples for Christ each day. In formation, we hope our youth build confidence in prayer and learn how to pray when alone, with their family, in small groups, or gathering as a community. They will be supported and challenged to continue strong prayer habits and renew intentional efforts to pray daily.
In addition to helping them appreciate prayer in their lives, the lessons will explore the faith expressed in the Trinity and God’s relationship with his people, the Church.
The Spirit equips us to live out our mission, share our faith, and help others know Jesus through service to the community, which extends healing, comfort, and hope to others. As baptized daughters and sons of God, the Holy Spirit dwells within while confirmation prepares us to recognize the seven gifts of the Spirit active in our lives. In formation, the team supports a continued self-understanding and recognition of those gifts which ought to be cultivated and shared.