The Sacrament of Confirmation is a mature Christian commitment and a deepening of baptismal gifts. Confirmation is the rite in which we are strengthened for service to the Church and to others and sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit. Like Baptism and Eucharist, it is a Sacrament of Initiation for Catholics and a Sacrament of faith in God’s fidelity to us. It is received only once in one's lifetime; it is not a repeatable moment.
Common Questions - Confirmation
Being sealed and strengthened by the gift of the Holy Spirit to be a living witness to Christ
The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit are (1 Corinthians 12:8-10):
- Fear of the Lord
Receiving these gifts at Confirmation equips the confirmand to be an effective witness for Jesus Christ and the Gospel.