Confirmation is the Sacrament that completes Baptism and is one of the Sacraments of Initiation. Thorough this Sacrament, we receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit and we are given the strength to witness to God’s love in both word and deed. The Sacrament can only be administered once and leaves a permanent or indelible mark on a person’s soul – marking them out forever as a Christian.
Through the Sacrament of Confirmation we become full members of the Catholic Church and are called to be witnesses for our faith to all those whom we encounter.
At the Cathedral, Young People often celebrate their Confirmation from Years 7 (11 – 12 years old) or above having undertaken a sacramental preparation programme.
Sacraments of Initiation
The Sacraments of Initiation are the Sacraments in which a person enters into a communion with God and His Church. Baptism, Confirmation and the Holy Eucharist are the Sacraments of Initiation.
Gifts of the Holy Spirit
There are seven gifts of the Holy Spirit. These are: