"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 obligated to spread and defend the faith by word and deed." LG 11
1. Confirmation welcomes us as a sacrament of initiation.
2. Confirmation is the work of the Trinity.
- Confirmation is linked to Baptism and Eucharist.
- Confirmation is part of our initiation into the faith community.
- Confirmation honors the growing spirituality of the individual.
3. Confirmation strengthens us for discipleship, mission and witness to our faith.
- Confirmation is part of the welcoming initiative of God the Father.
- Confirmation unites us more fully to Christ.
- Confirmation strengthens us with the Holy Spirit.
4. Confirmation is a celebration of the community of faith.
- Confirmation empowers us to witness to our faith.
- Confirmation, similar to Baptism and Eucharist, links us to the ministry of Christ and
the mission of the Church.
- Confirmation deepens our initiation into the adventure of discipleship.
- Preparation for Confirmation is an evangelizing moment of conversion which
includes celebrating the sacrament of Penance.
- Confirmation joins us more fully to the ministering community.
- Confirmation is received by individuals and celebrated as community.
- Preparation strengthens a sense of belonging to the universal Church and local parish.
- Preparation includes a sponsor who represents the wider faith community.
- Preparation provides an opportunity to partner with families as communities of faith.