“The effect of the Sacrament of Confirmation is the special outpouring of the Holy Spirit as once granted to the apostles on the day of Pentecost” – (Acts 2:1-4)
Confirmation is the third and final Sacrament of Initiation (Baptism, Holy Eucharist, and Confirmation) in the Catholic faith, completing the grace given at Baptism.
In the sacrament of Confirmation, the Bishop lays his hands on, prays over with the authority given to him by way of apostolic succession, and anoints with chrism oil, a person who has been both baptized and received their First Eucharist.
This act, by grace, strengthens them and increases the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit so that they may courageously profess their faith in public and sincerely live up to it.
By Baptism a person is initiated into the Family of God, receives the Holy Spirit, and shares in the intimate communion and life of the Holy Trinity – God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
By way of Confirmation, a person is more perfectly bound to the Church, enriched with a special grace, strength, and newfound activating of the gifts of the Holy Spirit and is commissioned through the Holy Spirit to partake in the mission of the God to bring the his Kingdom to the ends of the earth.
Any Catholic who has received Baptism and their First Eucharist may sign up for Christ the King’s Confirmation preparation by contacting Amelia Gallagher.
Confirmation preparation will lead them to a more intimate union with Christ, familiarity with the Holy Spirit’s actions, gifts, and calling, and will culminate in their receiving of the Sacrament of Confirmation. Preparation will awaken mission and belonging to the Catholic Church of Jesus Christ on the parishioner level and as it applies to the Universal Catholic Church and family.
Christians/non-Catholics who wish to receive this sacrament can prepare for the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, First Eucharist, and Confirmation) through the process known as RCIA.