“Now when the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent them Peter and John, who came down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit.For He had not yet fallen upon any of them; they had simply been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then they began laying their hands on them, and they were receiving the Holy Spirit. Acts 8:14-17
Confirmation is conferred after Baptism to strengthen the work of the Holy Spirit begun in Baptism. Confirmation helps us to conform more closely to Christ. It calls us to accept a sense of mission to be sent out to the world to be a living vital witness to the teaching of Jesus Christ. Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation is offered in the second year of preparation following First Reconciliation.
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