Requirements for the Reception of Confirmation in Kuwait
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 the 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."
Preparation for Confirmation continues immediately after the child has received
the Sacrament of First Holy Communion. Catechism classes for the
Sacrament of Confirmation are conducted for 4 years after receiving
the Sacrament of First Holy Communion.
A Baptism Certificate must be presented for Parish records if the
child was not baptized in Kuwait or has not received First Communion in Kuwait.
Faithful and consistent participation in Parish Catechism Classes conducted in the Vicariate. i.e. Kuwait City, Salmiya or Ahmadi is a must. If the child is visiting Kuwait, then a certificate of participation in Catechism Classes from his/her parish is mandatory for him/her to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in Kuwait.
The Catechism Class Schedules for the Holy Family Cathedral Parish, Our Lady of Arabia Parish and St. Thérèse Parish are available on the Parish Schedules Page.
The candidate must have an appropriate understanding of the Christian life and understand and accept the life of Christ in their lifestyle.
A firm determination to live the Christian life to the best of their ability. the candidate must be a good steward, giving in Christian proportion of time, talent, and treasure.
Appreciation of the importance of worship and prayer in the life of the Church, the candidate must understand the importance of personal and communal worship.
The Vicariate of Kuwait appoints their own Spiritual Sponsors from the Catechists that are available in the Parish for the Sacrament of Confirmation.