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The Sacrament of Confirmation

Confirmation, together with Baptism and Eucharist, form the Sacraments of Initiation that are all intimately connected. In the Sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized person is "sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit" and is strengthened for service to the Body of Christ.

~United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

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).

For the 2021-2022 year, Confirmation will partake in the Generations of Disciples sessions.

After the opening prayer, Confirmation candidates will meet separately for Confirmation preparation sessions. Parents are encouraged to participate in the G.O.D. Nights.