St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
Catholic Church
El Paso Texas

The Sacrament of Confirmation

Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the "sacraments of Christian initiation, whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. Catechism of the Catholic Church 1285

While the Sacrament of Confirmation is the final Sacrament of Initiation confirmation is never really meant to be an ending, but the start of something new. It is a kind of personal Pentecost, a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit in our hearts that makes us doers of the Word of God, not hearers only. Confirmation completes the good work that was begun in baptism and that is continually strengthened in receiving the Eucharist.

Acts 2:1-4

When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

There are a few different Confirmation programs offered at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini. Please see below to determine which best fits you.

  • Becoming Catholic - Intended for any non-Catholic past the age of 18 years, who is looking to receive full initiation into the Catholic Church.
  • Confirmation Sessions for Adults - Intended for any Catholic past the age of 18 years, who has been baptized and received Holy Communion but have NOT been confirmed.
  • Confirmation Sessions for High School Students - Intended for any 9th-12th grader who is looking to receive full initiation into the Catholic Church.

Please contact the office for registration periods, requirements and other information.