Confirmation

“Confirmation perfects Baptismal grace; it is the sacrament which gives the Holy Spirit in order to root us more deeply in the divine filiation, incorporate us more firmly into Christ, strengthen our bond with the Church, associate us more closely with her mission, and help us bear witness to the Christian faith in words accompanied by deeds.” Catechism of the Catholic Church¬†1316

Children preparing for Confirmation do so in their 7th and 8th grade religion classes through the Parochial School or the School of Religion/Religious Education. The two-year formation involved requires parental support and a pursuit of faith knowledge, service and regular nourishment from the Eucharist and Reconciliation. Contact Michelle Ilagan, Director of Religious Education at (301) 942-8790 or ilagan@hcrosschurch.org for more information.

Adults including older teens prepare through attendance in the Rite of Christian Initiation Sessions held on Wednesdays from 7:00p,-9:00pm. These sessions are led by the Pastor, Fr. Robert Buchmeier along with Deacon Robert Stout and the DRE. Contact Michelle Ilagan, Director of Religious Education at (301) 942-8790 or ilagan@hcrosschurch.org for more information.