“By the sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence, they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.” – CCC 1285
Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation all come together to constitute the sacraments of Christian Initiation. The unity of these Sacraments must be safeguarded and it imbues those it is conferred upon with a special grace to carry out their Christian lives with zeal and fervour.
Confirmands are filled with the Holy Spirit as they receive the Sacrament, just as the apostles were on Pentecost. The Holy Spirit, the advocate, gave the apostles the courage to proclaim the mighty works of God throughout the earth. We pray that through this special anointing, our beloved youth or adults confirmed in our Parish will embark on the same mission of spreading the Good News of Christ to all the ends of the Earth.