Church of St. Patrick of Cedar Creek

Confirmation, together with Baptism and Eucharist, form the Sacraments of Initiation that are all intimately connected. In the Sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized person is “sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit” and is strengthened for service to the Body of Christ.

The prophets of the Old Testament foretold that God’s Spirit would rest upon the Messiah to sustain his mission. Their prophecy was fulfilled when Jesus the Messiah was conceived by the Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. The Holy Spirit descended on Jesus on the occasion of his baptism by John.

Jesus’ entire mission occurred in communion with the Spirit. Before he died, Jesus promised that the Spirit would be given to the Apostles and to the entire Church. After his death, he was raised by the Father in the power of the Spirit.

Those who believed in the Apostles’ preaching were baptized and received the Holy Spirit through the laying on of hands. The Apostles baptized believers in water and the Spirit. Then they imparted the special gift of the Spirit through the laying on of hands. “‘The imposition of hands is rightly recognized by the Catholic tradition as the origin of the sacrament of Confirmation, which in a certain way perpetuates the grace of Pentecost in the Church’” (CCC, no. 1288, citing Pope Paul VI, Divinae Consortium Naturae, no. 659).

By the second century, Confirmation was also conferred by anointing with holy oil, which came to be called sacred Chrism. “This anointing highlights the name ‘Christian,’ which means ‘anointed’ and derives from that of Christ himself whom God ‘anointed with the Holy Spirit’” (CCC, no. 1289, citing Acts 10:38).

—From the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults

If you are interested in learning more about Confirmation for Youth through St Patrick's Church, read more about the curriculum on our Confirmation page under Faith Formation for Grades 9 and Up.

If you are an adult interested in learning more about Confirmation for Adults through St Patrick’s Church, see our RCIA page under Adult Formation.

Father David Blume
Pastor

Deacon George Stahl
 

19921 Nightingale Street NW
Oak Grove, MN 55011

763-753-2011
stpats@st-patricks.org

 

Weekend Masses

Saturday - 5:00 PM
  Rosary - 4:30 PM
Sunday - 9:00 & 11:00 AM
  Rosary - 10:30 AM

Daily Masses

Tuesday at 6:15 PM and

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

  at 8:00 AM

Reconciliation

Tuesday at 5:30 PM and Saturday at 3:30 PM
or by appointment
  call the parish office at 763-753-2011

Eucharistic Adoration

Sunday - 6:00 PM
 through
Friday - 8:00 AM

Weekly Bulletin

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