What is Confirmation?
Confirmation is one of the seven sacraments of the Catholic church.
Confirmation isn't an End Goal but a Beginning
Confirmation also marks the beginning of a journey toward a deeper knowledge of God. The candidate reaffirms his or her baptism and thus it should not be seen as a new stage of Christian life but as an opportunity to deepen the graces of baptism.Infusion of the Holy Spirit
In Confirmation, we receive an infusion of the Holy Spirit, just as the Apostles did on the day of Pentecost. Through this infusion of the Holy Spirit we receive the gifts of the Spirit, are made more perfect, and are strengthened so we can give witness of Jesus Christ.
A candidate for Confirmation who has attained the age of reason must profess faith, be in the state of grace, have the intention of receiving the sacrament, and be prepared to assume the role of disciple and witness to Christ, both within the Church and in the world. A candidate should receive the Sacrament of Penance to prepare oneself to receive the strength and grace of the Holy Spirit (CCC 1310, 1318 and 1319)