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Confirmation is a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit. As Pentecost was for the Apostles, Confirmation is for us. When we are confirmed, we receive the Holy Spirit, the same Spirit who raised Jesus from the dead.
It depends on how many people are being confirmed. At St. James, we had 59 young men and women who were confirmed. The liturgy was 2 hours.
This has been a subject of debate for a long time. The early church conferred the Sacrament of Confirmation on people when they were young, right after baptism. The Eastern Churches still do this. Many dioceses in the United States confirm in the 8th or 9th grade. A few have the Sacrament of Confirmation before …
NO! We still need to make good decisions and live our lives as sons and daughters of God and witness to the faith and Jesus Christ by the way we live our lives.
Sponsors are for good gifts! 😉 A sponsor is supposed to be someone who models for us what it means to be a good Catholic, a good disciple of Christ.
The words the Bishop says are, “Be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
I do. It was a wonderful evening and we had a great celebration. Preparation included classes throughout the year, service projects, and retreats. We met with the pastor as well.
The purpose of Confirmation is to receive the Holy Spirit so that we can be witnesses to Jesus Christ in the world.
Everyone who receives the Sacrament is sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit and there is a mark on our souls that never goes away. Some parishes will distribute certificates. If you lose the certificate, you do not need to receive the Sacrament again! You cannot be re-confirmed. Once you are confirmed, it is …