Sacrament of Confirmation

Confirmation is a Sacrament in the Catholic Church in which the one who is confirmed receives the gifts of the Holy Spirit through the imposition of hand and anointing with oils by the bishop. It’s considered a sacrament of initiation which means that it brings you deeper into communion with the Church, and completes the Sacrament of Baptism.

Normally celebrated after Easter, the youth who seek Confirmation celebrate this sacrament after a two year Confirmation Formation Preparation, beginning in Grade 7.

A special process is available for Catholic adults and older children who have never celebrated Confirmation in the Catholic faith.

The effect of Confirmation is a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit like that of Pentecost. This outpouring impresses on the soul an indelible character and produces a growth in the grace of Baptism. It roots the recipient more deeply in divine sonship, binds him more firmly to Christ and to the Church and reinvigorates the gifts of the Holy Spirit in his soul. It gives a special strength to witness to the Christian faith.

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