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Confirmation

ConfirmaitonThrough the sacrament of Confirmation, there is a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the one being Confirmed – the same outpouring of the Holy spirit that was given to the Apostles at Pentecost. This sacrament is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace, because it is through Confirmation that each person is more perfectly bound to the Church and is strengthened by the Holy Spirit. By the gift of the Holy Spirit, the Apostles were able to “go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation” (Mk 16:15)

The Sacrament of Confirmation:

  • Brings an increase and deepening of baptismal grace
  • Increases sanctifying grace
  • Roots us more deeply as children of God
  • Unites us more firmly to Christ
  • Strengthens our bond with the Church and connects us more closely with her mission
  • Increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit within us
  • Imprints a spiritual and indelible sign on the soul which gives the confirmed person the power to profess faith in Christ publicly
  • Gives us a special strength of the Holy Spirit to spread and defend the faith by word and action as true witnesses of Christ

“The spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him: a spirit of wisdom and of understanding, A spirit of counsel and of strength, a spirit of knowledge and of fear of the LORD..” (Isaiah 11:2)

For Confirmation preparation for teens, contact Rosemary Byrne

For Confirmation preparation for adults, contact Joann Reier