Confirmation is often and incorrectly seen as the affirmation of the Catholic faith for those who were baptized as infants; Confirmation is not an affirmation. Confirmation is about change. We affirm our Catholic faith in the use of Holy Water, professing the Creed, going to Confession and renewing our Baptismal Promises. Confirmation is the completion of the graces given in Baptism. Baptism inserts the person into the saving death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. They become a new creature (neophyte), an adopted son or daughter of God. Confirmation shares the graces of the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost to the baptized. The Holy Spirit is given in Baptism but the unique sealing of the Holy Spirit in Confirmation is to bring about a closer union with God, the Church and the mission to spread and defend the Catholic Faith. The Eucharist is the final Sacrament of Initiation.

 

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