The Catholic Parishes in Waterloo welcome adult and young adult Catholics who wish to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Confirmation is one of the Sacraments of Initiation. Although it may be celebrated at different times, Confirmation "seals" or completes the on-going process of initiation and conversion begun in Baptism and sustained through the Eucharist. For individuals who were baptized as infants or young children, Confirmation provides a sacramental opportunity to
There are a variety of reasons why an adult or young adult Catholic may want to be Confirmed.
• The most important one is that an individual wishes to "confirm" his or her allegiance to the Catholic faith and their participation in the Catholic faith community as an adult person. This may be a decision which the individual felt unable or unwilling to make at a younger age.
• In addition, an adult or young adult Catholic may anticipate taking on more responsibilities in the Catholic faith community. In some parishes Catholics are required to be confirmed before they can be married in the Church. According to universal Church law, a Catholic must be confirmed in order to serve as a Godparent, Confirmation sponsor, or Eucharistic minister, or hold designated positions in parish leadership.
The Catholic Parishes in Waterloo offer a variety of opportunities for adults and young adults who wish to prepare for celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Immediate Preparation. The parishes offer a four-week preparation process for adults or young adults who are at least 19 years old, have been baptized and celebrated First Communion, completed religious formation in a Catholic school or parish faith formation program, and be actively participating in the spiritual and sacramental life of the Church. This preparation process is offered once a year during the winter months.