WE BELIEVE in God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

  • God’s effort for our salvation never ends.
  • The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Blessed Trinity; the Spirit was
    sent by the Father and Son guide each of us and to unite us with
    God’s people in faith.
  • The Holy Spirit strengthens our relationship with Jesus and empowers
    us to proclaim and live the mission and ministry of Jesus in the world.
  • The Holy Spirit enlightens our choices so that we can do God’s will in
    our lives.
  • The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit help us make good choices and live a
    holy life.

WE BELONG to one, holy, catholic and apostolic church.

  • In baptism become members of the Catholic faith community and are
    called to holiness.
  • The Sacrament of Confirmation is one of three sacraments of
    initiation; it completes the Sacrament of Baptism.
  • The Sacrament of Confirmation helps us continue on our life-long
    journey of faith with the help of the Holy Spirit.
  • Like Baptism, the Sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated only once
    in our lives.
  • The imposition of hands during the Confirmation ritual symbolizes the
    divine power of the Holy Spirit which we receive in Confirmation.
  • The anointing with oil during the Confirmation ritual symbolizes the
    strength given to us in this sacrament.
  • Being marked with the sign of the cross during the Confirmation ritual
    is a reminder that we share in the life, death and resurrection of Christ.
  • In the Catholic Church, the ordinary minister of Confirmation is the
    bishop, although he may delegate that responsibility to a pastor.
  • Confirmation sponsors represent the Christian community; they
    should be models of faith.
  • The parish faith community has a responsibility to witness to and
    foster the faith of those who are Confirmed.

WE RESPOND as disciples of Christ helping to build the Kingdom of God.

  • The grace of Baptism is deepened in the Sacrament of Confirmation.
  • When we are confirmed we are empowered with the gifts of the Holy
    Spirit so that we may be better able to participate in the mission and
    ministry of Jesus by sharing his or her faith with others.
  • Our faith journey is a lifelong process.
  • During the Confirmation ritual our response to the bishop (“Amen”)
    indicates our personal desire to be a disciple of Jesus Christ and an
    active member of the Church.
  • The theological virtues of faith, hope and love are gifts from God; they
    dispose us to live in close relationship with the Holy Trinity.
  • The practice of good habits, or virtues, leads to good relationships with
    God, ourselves and others.
  • The four cardinal virtues—prudence, justice, fortitude and
    temperance—guide our conduct in accord with reason and faith.
  • When we are open to the workings of the Holy Spirit, we are enriched
    with the fruits of the Holy Spirit.
  • Through the Sacrament of Confirmation we make a deeper personal
    commitment to become more involved in the life of the Church.
  • To understand Confirmation better we should know the Bible story
    about Pentecost.
  • To celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation in a meaningful way we
    should be able to identify the following terms: Amen, Fruits of the Holy Spirit, Gifts of the Holy Spirit, holiness, lifelong faith journey, the
    mission and ministry of Jesus, Sacraments of Initiation, sponsor,

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Sacrament of Confirmation