What is Confirmation?

Confirmation, along with Baptism and the Eucharist, is part of coming into the Catholic Church. Confirmation completes a journey started by Baptism, and is important for all Catholics.

Why is Confirmation important?

As Catholics, we believe that Jesus promised us the help of the Holy Spirit. By becoming Confirmed in the Catholic Church, we are given the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and can share our beautiful faith with the world.

Who can receive Confirmation?

Catholics who have been baptized may receive Confirmation. Confirmation classes for children and teenagers vary from parish to parish. Teenagers may go through classes in high school. Children may also prepare for Confirmation along with their First Eucharist preparation.

  "From this fact, Confirmation brings an increase and deepening of baptismal grace: it unites us more firmly to Christ."

The Catechism of the Catholic Church


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