As the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches, “Confirmation perfects baptismal grace; it … 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” (n. 1316).
In fact, the sacrament of Confirmation closely associates the Christian with the anointing of Christ, whom “God anointed with the Holy Spirit” (Acts 10: 38). This anointing is recalled in the very name “Christian,” which derives from that of “Christ,” the Greek translation of the Hebrew term “Messiah,” whose precise meaning is “anointed”. Christ is the Messiah, the Anointed One of God.
Through the seal of the Spirit conferred by Confirmation, the Christian attains his full identity and becomes aware of his mission in the Church and the world.
Holy Eucharist Parish and the parish school Sacramental programme arranges the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation each year. For further information contact the parish office.
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