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The Sacrament of ConfirmationThe Sacrament of Confirmation
Mr. Pablo Cuadra Religion class
What is confirmation?What is confirmation?
Confirmation is one of Confirmation is one of the three sacraments the three sacraments of of initiationinitiation. . Confirmation is known Confirmation is known as as Christmation Christmation by by the the Eastern Eastern Catholic churchesCatholic churches in communion with in communion with Rome. Rome.
Misconceptions about ConfirmationMisconceptions about Confirmation
Confirmation Confirmation is notis not something one does in something one does in order to graduate.order to graduate. Confirmation Confirmation is notis not something one does just something one does just to get married in the to get married in the Catholic ChurchCatholic Church Confirmation Confirmation cannotcannot be be reduced to a rite of reduced to a rite of passage.passage. Confirmation is not a Confirmation is not a cultural celebration or cultural celebration or party.party.
ConfirmationConfirmation Confirmation is a Confirmation is a SacramentSacrament (Holy (Holy Mystery):Mystery): As a sacrament it As a sacrament it communicatescommunicates and and reveals communion with reveals communion with God and his grace.God and his grace. Confirmation confers a Confirmation confers a sacramental charactersacramental character that cannot be erased that cannot be erased and that and that predisposespredisposes the Christian person to the Christian person to receive the very life of receive the very life of God, and his divine God, and his divine protection.protection.
Confirmation Confirmation completescompletes the baptismal grace.the baptismal grace. The Christian participates The Christian participates now fully in the body of now fully in the body of Christ with rights an Christ with rights an obligations of a spiritual obligations of a spiritual and temporal character.and temporal character. The Confirmed person is The Confirmed person is compelled to compelled to witnesswitness the Christian faith with the Christian faith with convictionconviction by word and by word and deeds.deeds.
Confirmation Confirmation perpetuates (keeps perpetuates (keeps alive) the grace of alive) the grace of PentecostPentecost.. In other words, the In other words, the action and presence action and presence of the Holy Spirit of the Holy Spirit manifested in our manifested in our liveslives’’ character, words character, words and actions. and actions.
Confirmation has a Confirmation has a MessianicMessianic (salvific) (salvific) character.character. Christ (messiah) Christ (messiah) promisedpromised to send his to send his Spirit. Spirit. This promise was This promise was fulfilled at Easter fulfilled at Easter Sunday and at Sunday and at Pentecost.Pentecost.
At confirmation we At confirmation we receive the Holy Spirit, receive the Holy Spirit, The paraclete, the The paraclete, the advocate.advocate. To help us continue the To help us continue the mission of our Lord.mission of our Lord. To To strengthenstrengthen our our baptismal faithbaptismal faith To guide us toward the To guide us toward the truth.truth.
The Mission of Christ our The Mission of Christ our MissionMission
““The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring glad because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor. He has sent me to tidings to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives and recovery proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, and to proclaim a year acceptable go free, and to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord.to the Lord.”” Luke 4: 18Luke 4: 18--1919
Like Christ,Like Christ, We are anointed (chosen)We are anointed (chosen) Eastern Catholics use the Eastern Catholics use the word Chrismation instead word Chrismation instead of confirmation to of confirmation to highlight this important highlight this important aspect. The word aspect. The word Chrismation like the word Chrismation like the word Christian comes from Christian comes from Christ (the anointed one).Christ (the anointed one).
Like Christ, Like Christ, We are anointed to We are anointed to proclaim the good proclaim the good news of the Kingdom news of the Kingdom of God ( to be of God ( to be witnesses)witnesses)
How to be a witness?How to be a witness?
Become Become involveinvolve in your community of faith (parish), in your community of faith (parish), through its different through its different ministriesministries.. Be a Be a role model of faithrole model of faith to your family, friends and your to your family, friends and your community.community. ShareShare youryour faithfaith with your cowith your co--workers and friends.workers and friends. Support Support social justicesocial justice (listen to the Pope and the (listen to the Pope and the bishopbishop’’s call for social change in society on areas such: s call for social change in society on areas such: racism, prejudice, wages, right to life, abortion, racism, prejudice, wages, right to life, abortion, euthanasia among others).euthanasia among others). Get to know your Get to know your Catholic faithCatholic faith, the scriptures., the scriptures.
What does Confirmation involve?What does Confirmation involve?
Confirmation involves a Confirmation involves a mature faithmature faith ( a desire ( a desire to grow in the knowledge to grow in the knowledge of God).of God). Confirmation involves a Confirmation involves a commitment to onecommitment to one’’s s faith (Church)faith (Church) Confirmation involves a Confirmation involves a commitmentcommitment to know to know more about our faithmore about our faith’’ s s teachingsteachings, , practicespractices and and traditionstraditions..
Confirmation involves Confirmation involves a sharing of this gift a sharing of this gift of faith with others.of faith with others.
What is the faith of the Church?What is the faith of the Church?
The celebration of The celebration of Confirmation celebrates Confirmation celebrates the faith of the Church in the faith of the Church in thethe powepower of the Holy r of the Holy Spirit given to us at Spirit given to us at Pentecost. Pentecost. The Power of the Holy The Power of the Holy Spirit is Spirit is life transforminglife transforming..
Acts 2: 1Acts 2: 1--1313
What is one thing you would like to see What is one thing you would like to see changed in your heart?changed in your heart?
What is one change you would like to see What is one change you would like to see in the world?in the world?
How does the Spirit of God act in How does the Spirit of God act in us?us?
The Spirit of God is given The Spirit of God is given to us through the to us through the sacraments of initiationsacraments of initiation. . We believe the Holy We believe the Holy Spirit:Spirit: A. A. Lives in usLives in us B. B. Act through usAct through us C. C. Assist usAssist us D. D. Strenghten usStrenghten us E. E. Guide usGuide us
During difficult times or choices in life During difficult times or choices in life how do you experience the presence or how do you experience the presence or guidance of The Holy Spirit?guidance of The Holy Spirit?
How Is the Spirit present in the life How Is the Spirit present in the life of Jesus?of Jesus?
A. Through his birth ( Jesus A. Through his birth ( Jesus was was conceivedconceived by the by the power of Holy Spirit)power of Holy Spirit) B. At his baptism, Jesus was B. At his baptism, Jesus was anointedanointed andand revealedrevealed as as GodGod’’s son.s son. C. In his preaching, Jesus C. In his preaching, Jesus revealed that the Spirit was revealed that the Spirit was upon himupon him ( Matthew 3: 13( Matthew 3: 13-- 17)17) D. In his D. In his actionsactions: : forgiveness, miracles, forgiveness, miracles, healings, exorcism.healings, exorcism.
How is the Spirit present in our How is the Spirit present in our lives?lives?
A. In our baptism ( we are A. In our baptism ( we are marked marked forever)forever) B. In our confirmation ( We B. In our confirmation ( We areare anointedanointed and filled with and filled with the gifts of the the gifts of the Holy SpiritHoly Spirit)) C. In our daily lives ( We are C. In our daily lives ( We are strengthened strengthened throughthrough the the sacramentssacraments and the Lordsand the Lords’’ divine protection.divine protection. D. Through the D. Through the gift of faithgift of faith E. In our actions ( our good E. In our actions ( our good deeds toward God and deeds toward God and neighbor)neighbor) F. In the Truth (When we F. In the Truth (When we practice honesty and justice)practice honesty and justice)
How is the Spirit tied to the mission How is the Spirit tied to the mission of Christ?of Christ?
The Spirit The Spirit helps us carry helps us carry on the mission of Christon the mission of