Confirmation Basics

What is Confirmation?
How does Resurrection handle Confirmation?

Confirmation completes the grace received in Baptism and is the final Sacrament of Initiation. Through confirmation, the baptized are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strengthening of the Holy Spirit. The confirmed receive a full outpouring of the Holy Spirit as was granted to the Apostles on the day of Pentecost (Catechism 1285, 1302; Acts 2:1-12).

The Sacrament of Confirmation (Catechism, 1303):

  • Further strengthens our relationship with God our Father

  • Firmly unites us to Christ

  • Increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit

  • Makes us an adult member in the Church

  • Gives us strength to spread and defend the faith

The Confirmed are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed (Catechism 1285).

At ResurrectioN

Preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation, youth are asked to…

  • Participate in monthly learning sessions

  • Attend weekend Mass

  • Complete Acts of Stewardship

    • Sharing your gift of time and/or talent

    • 2 hours of liturgy-based

    • 2 hours of community based

  • Read articles as assigned