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As its name indicates, the sacrament of Confirmation strengthens the individual and makes them firm in their faith. It brings the person to that perfect age, no matter what their physical age, to receive the fullness of the Holy Spirit in order to defend and extend the good news of the Kingdom.
This sacrament enriches the life given in Baptism and contributes to the strengthening of the entire community, the Church in the Wisdom of the Holy Spirit. Reminiscent of the day of Pentecost when the Spirit descended on the Apostles, the Holy Spirit dwells within and enlightens each individual.
The symbols used in this sacrament are an anointing with Sacred Chrism and the imposition of hand calling down the Holy Spirit. Confirmation is most appropriate administered by the Bishop.
Click here for the Diocesan Norms for Sacraments of Christian Initiation and First Penance.