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Faith Formation



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.  For "by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit.  Hence, they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed. (#1285)

When Confirmation is celebrated separately from Baptism, as is the case in the Roman Rite, the Liturgy of Confirmation begins with the renewal of baptismal promises and the profession of faith by the confirmands.  This clearly shows that Confirmation follows Baptism.  When adults are baptized, they immediately receive Confirmation and participate in the Eucharist. (#1298)

Every baptized person not yet confirmed can and should receive the sacrament of Confirmation.  Since Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist form a unity, it follows that "the faithful are obliged to receive this sacrament at the appropriate time," for without Confirmation and Eucharist, Baptism is certainly valid and efficacious, but Christian initiation remains incomplete. (#1306)

To receive Confirmation one must be in a state of grace.  One should receive the sacrament of Penance in order to be cleansed for the gifts of the Holy Spirit.  More intense prayer should prepare one to receive the strength and graces of the Holy Spirit with docility and readiness to act. (Acts 1:14 and #1310)

Candidates for Confirmation, as for Baptism, fittingly seek the spiritual help of a sponsor.  To emphasize the unity of the two sacraments, it is appropriate that this be one of the baptismal godparents. (#1311)

At St. Elizabeth Seton Parish

Dear 8th Grade Students and Parents,

Sometime in the fall of your freshman year, you will receive the sacrament of Confirmation.  The Holy Spirit, whom you received when you were baptized, will work in a powerful and unique way for each of you.  If you pray and cooperate with this grace you will begin to identify the special gifts you have been given, not just for your benefit, but to build and strengthen the faith of others.

We would like to ask you to begin to prepare for this gift in the following ways:

1. Pray for the grace to grow closer to Christ each day.

Prayer is such an important part of our faith formation throughout our entire lives.

We can never pray too much!

2. Register Online Here

This will give us the information needed in order to communicate with you all year long.

Please fill in as much of the form as possible.

3. Choose a patron saint to be with you on your journey.

A patron saint is a person who has died and is in heaven. The Church, through careful examination of their lives, has determined that these people lived in a heroic way and were examples of how to love the way Jesus loved, some even dying for their faith.

Choose your hero in faith and ask that saint to intercede (pray) for you each day.

You will take this saint's name as your Confirmation name. 

4. Choose a Confirmation sponsor.

A Confirmation sponsor is someone who is a fully initiated and practicing Catholic.

This person cannot be your parent, but should be a mentor and friend in faith.

Why now? Because like your patron saint, you need this person to be praying for you every day.

You need this person to share this time with you. The sheet below will assist you. 

Confirmation Name & Sponsor Sheet


5. Submit your Permission/Emergency Medical Form and Confirmation fee.

The fee for Confirmation is included if you have registered for 8th grade family of faith. For students of SASEAS school the fee is $40. This fee helps to cover our retreat, mailings and other
expenses related to Confirmation at the Cathedral. This payment should be made
payable to the parish and should be brought to the September 29 meeting along with the
release/emergency medical form below.

Permission, Release and Medical Form



6. If you did not receive the Sacraments of Baptism or First Communion at St. Andrew

or St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, please submit a copy of your Baptismal Certificate

to your registered parish.

This gives us the information to notify your place of baptism about your reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation.

7. Attend the Confirmation Retreat .

For your planning purposes, all 8th grade students from St. Andrew and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton will join together for a retreat at the Jesuit Spiritual Center at Milford  on Saturday, March 7 from 9-3pm. This will be a great opportunity for everyone to be together.

8. Participate in 2 service projects of your choosing.

Each Confirmation candidate will participate in 2 service projects of their own choosing,

followed up with a written reflection for each one. Please have at least one of the reflections completed by April 1 and the second completed by September 1.

We encourage partnering with your sponsor for at least one of these projects. 

Service Project Information & Reflection Sheet



Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains

325 W 8th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202



Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. The three of us will be praying for you!

Kathy Bitzer, Catherine Fasano and Elizabeth Otte
Your St. Andrew/St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Confirmation Team


For public school children:

Elizabeth Otte (Riesser

Coordinator of Religious Education

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish



Catherine Fasano

SMILE Youth Minister







St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Weekend Masses
Saturday 5:00 pm
Sunday 8:00am, 10:00am, 12:00pm

Daily Mass

Monday: Mass at Seton, 8:00am

Tuesday: Mass at St. Andrew, 7:30am

Wednesday: Mass at Seton 12:00pm

Thursday: Mass at St. Andrew 12:00pm

Friday: Mass at Seton 8:00am

Saturday: Mass at St. Andrew 7:30am


Saturday 3:30-4:30pm
First Wednesday of the month 7:00pm
(or by appointment)

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