Catholic Diocese of Dallas

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“The present and the future of the Church depend on shaping disciples who are strongly committed to sharing and spreading the faith.”

Confirmation White Paper – Diocese of Dallas

It is with great excitement and joy that we share this Confirmation White Paper, which is a belief-statement about the Sacrament of Confirmation, written collaboratively by:

The Office of Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministries

The Office of Worship

The Department of Catechetical Services

The Catholic Schools Office

This belief statement calls those who journey with the young church to intentionally engage in their roles of shaping, inspiring, and animating youth into their role as disciples of Jesus Christ.  Parents/families, confirmation preparation teams, and the parish community are ALL charged with providing environments for catechesis that awaken and empower the Young Church to be the “MORE” in the world today. 

It is our goal that after prayerfully reading this belief statement you identify your role in shaping youth as they gain a fuller understanding of our Catholic faith, committing to participating in the life of the church. 

Click here to prayerfully read the Confirmation White paper in English or in Spanish, or download the PDF versions in English , Spanish, or Chinese (Vietnamese translation will be available soon).