Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation together make up the Sacraments of Initiation. When we receive the sacrament of Confirmation, we receive the full outpouring of the Holy Spirit granted to the Apostles on the day of Pentecost.
CONFIRMATION is the sacrament which roots us more deeply in divine relationship. It incorporates us more firmly into Christ, strengthens our bond with the church, associates us more closely with her mission and helps us bear witness to the Christian faith in words and deeds.
Essential to the Rite of Confirmation are:
- The anointing on the forehead with holy chrism,
- The laying on of hands with the words, “Be sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit”
- The sign of Peace.