Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church
80 South 17th Avenue
The Sacrament of Confirmation at Our Lady of the Rosary Church
Non-Catholic adults who wish to learn more about Confirmation in the Catholic church are invited to participate in the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults program. For more information, contact the Parish Office.
The Sacrament of Confirmation in the Catholic Church
“Now when the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent to them Peter and John, who came down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit; for it had not yet fallen on any of them, but they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then they laid their hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit” Acts 8:14-17
Baptism, the Eucharist, and the Sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the “Sacraments of Christian initiation,” whose unity must be safeguarded.
Confirmation perfects Baptismal grace; it is the sacrament which gives the Holy Spirit in order to root us more deeply in the divine filiation, 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.