Is a Sacrament of Initiation, establishes young adults as full-fledged members of the faith. During Confirmation, the faith given in Baptism is now confirmed and made strong. During your Baptism, your parents and godparents make promises to believe in God and the Church on your behalf. At Confirmation, you renew those same promises, this time speaking for yourself. During Confirmation, the focus is on the Holy Spirit, who confirmed the Apostles on Pentecost and gave them courage to practice their faith. The same Holy Spirit confirms Catholics during the Sacrament of Confirmation and gives them the same gifts. Though tradition, the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit are wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude (courage), knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord. These gifts are supernatural graces given to the soul. The 12 fruits of the Holy Spirit are charity, joy, peace, patience, benignity (kindness), goodness, long-suffering, mildness, faith, modesty, contingency (self-control), and chastity —
human qualities that can be activated by the Holy Spirit.
(Student receiving Confirmation this school year 2024)
(Student receiving Confirmation next school year 2025)