Confirmation “increases and deepens (confirms) baptismal grace; unites us more firmly to Christ; increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit within us; makes our bond with the Church stronger and more perfect; renders us true witnesses of Christ, able to spread and defend our Catholic faith by word and action.”
“Be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
Candidates stand for themselves as individuals actively choosing to live as Catholics, but they do not stand alone. Their sponsors and the Church family stands with them.
The Sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated yearly. The minister could either be the Bishop or any of his Episcopal Delegates.
For those receiving this Sacrament for the first time, please check the tab for Religious Education and/or Faith Formation for further information.