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Confirmation

WHAT IS CONFIRMATION?

From the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC)-1285  "Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the "sacraments of Christian initiation," whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace.89 For by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed."90

1288  "From that time on the apostles, in fulfillment of Christ's will, imparted to the newly baptized by the laying on of hands the gift of the Spirit that completes the grace of Baptism. For this reason in the Letter to the Hebrews the doctrine concerning Baptism and the laying on of hands is listed among the first elements of Christian instruction. The imposition of hands is rightly recognized by the Catholic tradition as the origin of the sacrament of Confirmation, which in a certain way perpetuates the grace of Pentecost in the Church."99

 PREPARING FOR THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION

An adult, 18 years or older, wanting to receive their Confirmation should contact Anna Campbell at annac@johnthebaptist.org for RCIA information.

If you have a child or teen in need of receiving this sacrament please contact Liz Smith at lizs@johnthebaptist.org for CREED information or Fr. Daniel Ciucci at frdanielc@johnthebaptist.org for Spanish Religious Education information.