Confirmation is closely linked with baptism. At our baptism, our parents and godparents professed the faith on our behalf – our baptismal promises. At our Confirmation, we profess these same promises. When we were baptised we received the Holy Spirit, by Confirmation we are sealed with the fullness of the Holy Spirit. One way of looking at it is to say that baptism transforms us, making us a new creation. Confirmation makes that public, so that we, in the power of the Spirit, might transform the world.
Confirmation is also closely united with the Sacrament of the Eucharist; so that by reception of Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist (the Sacraments of Initiation) we are fully incorporated into the Church, the Body of Christ.
“All powerful God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ … Send your Holy Spirit upon them to be their helper and guide”. – from the Rite of Confirmation.
Confirmation is normally celebrated at Saints Peter and Paul every second year for young people aged 11+. Please speak to Stephanie for further details.