The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that: “Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace – the effect of the sacrament of Confirmation is the special outpouring of the Holy Spirit as once granted to the apostles on the day of Pentecost.”
Confirmation is the sacrament that completes Christian initiation. It is that rite that confirms and strengthens baptismal grace. The ordinary minister of the sacrament is the bishop, who anoints the forehead with sacred chrism (a mixture of olive oil and balm, which he has blessed) as he says, “Be sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit.” Through this sacrament, baptized Catholics receive a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit, binding them to Christ and strengthening them for Christian witness.
SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
Confirmation Candidates, please mark your calendars for these future mandatory dates:
Sun. Feb. 11, 1:00 to 6:00pm – Retreat Day at Loyola Retreat House.
Lunch and Mass Included
Mon. Mar. 26, 7:00pm – Service Project due.
Mon. Apr. 2, 7:00pm – Confirmation Rehearsal at the Church.
Fri. Apr. 6, 7:00pm – Confirmation Mass with the Bishop.
Arrive at 6:15pm