Open to all young people in high school. This is a two year intensive preparation process that invites our young people to grow deeper in their relatioship with Jesus Christ through His Holy Catholic Church. The Catechetical Instructional year begins every September and runs through the end of May. Classes are held on Sunday afternoons.
Contact: Brian Campos | (805) 646-4338 x102 | email@example.com
This sacrament provides an increase and deepening of the grace of Baptism which increase the gifts of the Holy Spirit received in Baptism.
The Catechism provides a clear list of these specific graces in #1303:
- Roots us more deeply in the divine filiation which makes us cry, “Abba! Father!”
- Unites us more firmly to Christ
- Increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit in us
- Renders our bod with the Church more perfect
- Gives us the special strength of the Holy Spirit to spread and defend the faith by word and action as true witnesses of Christ, to confess the name of Christ boldly, and never to be ashamed of the Cross.