“Confirmation perfects Baptismal grace: it is the sacrament which gives the Holy Spirit in order to root us more deeply in the filiation, incorporate us more firmly into Christ, strengthen our bond with the Church, associate us more closely with her mission, and help us bear witness to the Christian faith in words accompanied by deeds.” -Catechism of the Catholic Church 1316

Confirmation Program for the Bayou Catholic Churches

St. Anne, Assumption, St. Philomena Our program is a 9 month program (August – April) which includes four Large Group sessions, Rite of Enrollment Mass, Rite of Confirmation Mass at completion of program. All Group Sessions are held at St. Elizabeth in Paincourtville.

In an attempt to better help our teens to prepare to receive the beautiful sacrament of Confirmation our Deanery Catholic parishes in the civil parish of Assumption: St. Jules/St. Elizabeth, St. Anne/Assumption, St. Philomena, St. Benedict/St. Augustine, & St. Joseph the Worker have joined forces in an attempt to provide the most meaningful program that we can for them. This year’s program will consist of four sessions (see enclosed schedule) and one field trip. Each session will be held at St. Elizabeth Community Center. We will also incorporate a Confirmation theme or concept, activities pertaining to the concept, music & adoration. In addition we aim to provide such things as guest speakers, opportunities for reconciliation, and active incorporation of the Corporal Works of Mercy.