“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.”– Catechism of the Catholic Church

The Diocese of Laredo requires a 2 year Sacrament Preparation Policy in order to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. The policy states that preparation will begin at the age of 14 and receives the sacrament at 16. If the person is older, the person receives Confirmation through the RCIA process.

Special Needs

San Martin de Porres also offers sacramental preparation for Children with Special Needs. The process takes two years for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist and two years for Confirmation. Classes are offered for children with developmental disabilities or deafness.

For more information, please contact the Religious Education Office at 725-2440 or by email to

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