Why do I have to get confirmed if I’m already baptized? How do I choose a sponsor as I prepare for confirmation? Why do I have the option to choose a new name?
These questions and more are answered in this edition of “Sacraments 101,” a web video series geared for those who’d like an introduction or refresher course on these important, tangible Catholic experiences of God.
Confirmation is one of the three sacraments of initiation in the Catholic Church, with baptism and Eucharist. Think of it as a personal Pentecost, when we receive the tools we need for our spiritual journey — the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Take a few minutes to watch this video from Busted Halo.
Confirmation brings an increase and deepening of baptismal grace:
--- to spread and defend the faith by word and deed as true witnesses of Christ
--- to confess the name of Christ boldly
--- to never be ashamed of the Cross (CCC1303)
The Sacrament of Confirmation imprints an indelible spiritual mark on the soul, and therefore can only be received once in a person’s lifetime. The ordinary minister of Confirmation is the bishop, although a priest is usually granted the faculty for administering Confirmation for catechumens receiving the Sacrament at the Easter Vigil.
If you would like more information about the Sacrament of Confirmation for your child, or if you are an adult and you would like to prepare for this Sacrament, please call the Parish Office at 315-393-3930.