THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
This is the second of the “Sacraments of Christian Initiation.” This sacrament is usually received in second grade along with First Eucharist. This sacrament seals the baptized person with the grace and gifts of the Holy Spirit and gives the person additional strength to live and defend the faith.
Gifts of the Holy Spirit
The ability to see ourselves and others as God sees us.
The ability to understand more about God and the larger mysteries of life.
The gift of using our free will to do God’s will and to make good moral decisions. (Also sometimes called “right judgment.”)
The courage to face our fears and to stand up and defend our faith.
To know God and to see the uniqueness of each other as creations of God.
Reverence for all God’s creations. Approaching life with reverence means we care and have concern for ourselves, others, and the world – including the environment.
Fear of the Lord:
A better understanding of awe and wonder in God’s presence. It helps us see God in the enormity of the world and in our small presence within it.
Receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation
In the Archdiocese of Vancouver, the sacrament of Confirmation is administered in second grade. Preparation for this sacrament begins in first grade. To register for preparation classes, contact Sharon Geiger. For children third grade through high school, we are happy to have you receive the sacrament of Confirmation!
It’s not too late to receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit! Please contact Father George to make arrangements for instruction.