Sacraments: Confirmation

Baptism, the Eucharist and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the sacraments of Christian initiation. The sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. By the sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized  are more closely bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit.

Through the laying on of hands and the anointing with the oil of chrism, Confirmation imprints a spiritual seal, which is the sign that Jesus Christ has marked a Christian with the seal of his Spirit.


Send your Spirit upon them to be their helper and guide.
Give them the spirit of wisdom and understanding,
the spirit or right judgment and courage,
the spirit of knowledge and reverence
Fill them with the spirit of wonder and awe in your presence.