The Church teaches that baptism is the sacrament of spiritual renewal (Titus 3:5). At baptism the stain of original sin is removed, and we are made into a new creation (2 Cor 5:17).
But the Church also teaches that baptism is just the beginning, and that Confirmation is needed “for the completion of baptismal grace” (CCC, 1285). Therefore, Confirmation is linked to our baptism. It binds us more perfectly to the Church by special strength of the Spirit of the Lord.
It is through the sacrament of Confirmation that the gifts we received in baptism are released in our lives. It is the sacrament of Confirmation that unleashes the power of the Holy Spirit that we received at our baptism.
PRACTICE IN THE PARISH
Confirmation is a two year preparation in the 10th and 11th. The confirmation classes in the 10th are from July to September and in the 11th from July to February. The classes are held at 4:45 p.m. to 06:15 p.m. in St. Anne’s school hall and are followed by the youth mass.
Priest-in-Charge : Fr. Clifton Lobo
Lay Co-ordinator : Annie Vieira