Some questions you may have:
What is Confirmation?
Confirmation is a sacrament of initiation. It is the sacrament where Catholic people decide for themselves that they want
to become part of the Catholic church and follow Catholic teaching.
Why do we celebrate Confirmation?
Confirmation is the modern celebration of what happened to Jesus's apostles on the feast of Pentecost. The Holy Spirit comes
to us in the same way he came to the apostles when they were all locked in an upper room together. During Confirmation, the
holy spirit is said to leave an "indelible mark" on your soul, meaning that you are forever one of God's children.
Who can be confirmed?
Confirmation can be received by children and adults alike. Ths sacrament comes after a person has received baptism, reconciliation
and first Holy Communion. Very often, in today's world, kids are teenagers when they receive Confirmation.
How does a person prepare for Confirmation?
To prepare for Confirmation, you attend religious education classes. These classes teach you about the Catholic church, and
focus in particular on the gifts of the Holy Spirit, which you will receive in Confirmation. The gifts of the Holy Spirit
are wisdom, understanding, right judgment, courage, knowledge, reverence, and wonder and awe.
What is a confirmation sponsor?
Your confirmation sponsor is a confirmed Catholic person who agrees to help you on your journey as a Catholic person. He or
she attends the confirmation ceremony with you.
What happens during the confirmation ceremony?
A bishop anoints a confirmation candidate on the forehead with Chrism oil. Then he places his hands on the candidate's head
and prays that the Holy Spirit will enter that person. The bishop and candidate wear red as a symbol of the holy spirit. The
sponsor also stands up with the candidate to support him or her in his or her decision to become a full adult member of the
Each book is a link to a site where it can be purchased. You can also read reviews and see the awards (if any) it received.
Zondervan. On Your Confirmation Promises for Guys: From the
New International Version. New York: Inspirio, 2005.
A user-friendly book for young men who are being confirmed or have recently gone through the confirmation process. Special
keepsake format includes a unique presentation page and selected Scriptures and reflections that focus on the celebration
Amodei, Michael. Send Out Your Spirit: A Confirmation
Candidate's Handbook for Faith. California: Ave Maria
Press, Inc., 2003.
As you prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation, you may have questions of what you are getting yourself into- which may
lead to deeper questions about your faith. This handbook, Send Out Your Spirit, is a resource written especially for you on
your road to Confirmation. It provides a survey of Catholic beliefs and practices, with special focus on God's Spirit in your
life and the Celebration of Confirmation. It is filled with prayer experiences, community service suggestions, and faith sharing
Our Sunday Visitor Inc. Catechism of the Catholic Church. Washington, DC: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops,2000.
This second edition of the Catechism of the Catholic Church has been revised in accordance with the official Latin text promulgated
by Pope John Paul II in 1997. It also has been enhanced by the addition of more than 100 pages that feature the following:
* An analytical index translated from the Latin text
* A glossary of terms
* The decree of promulgation of the official Latin text
The first new compendium of Catholic doctrine regarding faith and morals in more than 400 years, the Catechism of the Catholic
Church stands, in the words of Pope John Paul II, as "a sure norm for teaching the faith" and an "authentic reference text."
Catechism of the Catholic Church
Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together
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The Sacrament of Confirmation definition from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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