The Sacrament of Confirmation an Introduction
The Sacrament of Confirmation
Preparing for the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation is a very important time in a person’s life. Confirmation is a time when a person stands on their own, professing what they believe, and making their own choice to follow Christ. However, there are some things those preparing to receive the Sacrament need to learn and do before they are ready to become fully initiated members of the Church. The dedication of the Candidate, parents, family, Sponsors, and the entire Faith community is vital for the journey through the preparation process. After the reception of the Sacrament, the newly confirmed begin the life-long process of following in the footsteps of Jesus.
“Confirmation perfects baptismal grace; it is the sacrament which gives the Holy Spirit
in order to root us more deeply in the divine filiations, incorporate us more firmly into
Christ, strengthen our bond with the Church, associate us more closely with her mission,
and help us bear witness to the Christian faith in words accompanied by deeds.”
-Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) 1316
“Confirmation, like Baptism, imprints a spiritual mark or indelible character on the
Christian’s soul; for this reason one can receive this sacrament only once in one’s life.”
Let's get started. Group 1 and Group 2
Initial Post, deadline: Sunday, September 25, 2016
Post your answer to the following: How is your faith/perspective of God changed from when you received your First Eucharist?Take time to think about receiving your First Eucharist. How is life different now compared to then? How do you see God now? Do you feel He is active in your life? There but at a distance?
This is a good time to look at photos from your First Eucharist, and question your parents, and other family members about their thoughts and feelings on your First Eucharist day.
After answering the question move to Parts one and two