Sacrament of Confirmation
The Sacrament of Confirmation is the fulfillment of Sacramental maturity of an individual within the Church. It has nothing to do with physical maturity or age, and everything to do with the sacramental life of the individual receiving Confirmation. Confirmation brings about an increase and deepening of baptismal grace which unites more firmly to Christ, increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit, renders the bond with the Church more perfect, and gives a special strength of the Holy Spirit to spread and defend the faith by word and action as true witnesses of Christ. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1303)
It is one thing to understand God as Father and Jesus as His son… but who is the Holy Spirit? He is often depicted as a dove but he is actually a person! Jeff Cavins shares his experience of coming to know the person of the Holy Spirit.
If you are interested in receiving Confirmation with the hope of coming into full communion with the Catholic Church, please contact the parish office to learn more about the RCIA process. Here are resources and information regarding our Confirmation program for youth.
The Saint you choose as your patron at Confirmation is someone you can model your life after and who will intercede for you in Heaven. In this video, Bishop Barron shares more on the importance of the new name we take at our Confirmation.
“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 1285