Confirmation is a sacrament of initiation and establishes young adults as full-fledged members of the Catholic faith. This sacrament is called Confirmation because the faith given in Baptism is now confirmed and made strong. St. Ignatius Loyola offers a seven-week course to prepare for the confirmation of Baptized Catholic adults who have received First Eucharist. This course is offered every spring, shortly before the bishop comes to our Parish to confirm eighth-graders in our parochial school.
If you are an adult who is not a Roman Catholic, and if you are interested in more information about becoming a Roman Catholic, you should consider participating in our Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults program. Through this process, an adult is Baptized, Confirmed, and receives Eucharist in the Catholic Church. Call Maureen Fullam at the Parish House (212-288-3588).
Calling for information in no way obligates the caller. In fact, the process itself is deliberately structured to allow one to inquire about the Church and to proceed only if he or she is comfortable with such a decision and wishes to do so.
For students enrolled in other public or private schools, our Parish also offers a comprehensive Interparish Religious Education Program (IREP) that continues the on-going faith formation process and guides children as they prepare to receive the sacraments of Eucharist, Reconciliation, and Confirmation. For more information about our IREP classes, click here.