The sacrament of Confirmation
celebrates the completion of Baptism
and a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit,
given through anointing with Sacred Chrism,
accompanied by the laying on of hands and prayer,
which strengthens the faithful as members of the Church
to spread and defend the Catholic Faith by word and deed.
The Sacrament of Confirmation…
- Brings an increase and deepening of baptismal grace
- Roots us more deeply as children of the Father
- Unites us more firmly to Christ
- Increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit within us
- Renders our bond with the Church more perfect
- Gives a special strength of the Holy Spirit
…In order to spread and defend the faith by word and action as true witnesses of Christ, to confess the name of Christ boldly and never be ashamed of the Cross. (See CCC 1303)
Videos of Archbishop Jackels
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What is Confirmation?
Why is Confirmation More Appropriate for High School Age Candidates?
What does the Church Require in order to be Confirmed?
What are the Basics of Our Faith? (Five Finger Gospel)