Preparation for Confirmation, please contact the office for more information at 515-244-4709.
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.”
Parents must be registered members of St Anthony Parish. Children must be registered for religious education classes for 2 consecutive years. Registrations open mid April. Baptism Certificate is needed upon registration. Confirmation prep starts when children are in 8th Grade.