Confirmation

Confirmation within the Roman Catholic Tradition

Confirmation is a Christian rite admitting a baptised person to receive full membership into the Catholic Church. All Christian who have been baptised are eligible to be confirmed, and like baptism it can be performed only once, and confirmation increases and deepens all of the graces granted at baptism. 


Confirmation means accepting responsibility for your faith and destiny. Traditionally, the twelve fruits of the Holy Spirit are charity, joy, peace, patience, benignity, goodness, long-suffering, mildness, faith, modesty, continency, and chastity. These are human qualities that can be activated by the Holy Spirit when a person receives communion. 


The sacrament of confirmation, roots the person being confirmed to be more deeply in the divine filiation as children of God. It unites the person being confirmed more firmly to Christ and also increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit in the person being confirmed. Confirmation also renders the bond between the person being confirmed and with the church. It also gives the person being confirmed a special strength of the Holy Spirit to spread and defend the faith by word and action as true witnesses of Christ. To confess the name of Christ boldly, and never to be ashamed of the cross. 

Confirmation at St Mary's Parish