A Catholic Church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio

Confirmation

Confirmation

"A soul in which the Holy Spirit dwells is never weary in the presence of God; his heart gives forth a breath of love." - St. John Vianney

 


About Confirmation

Confirmation confirms, strengthens, and perfects baptismal grace. The laying on of hands is recognized as the origin of the sacrament and as a continuation of the grace imparted at Pentecost. Confirmation imprints an indelible character on the Christian's soul.

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 that 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.