Confirmation is usually received as a teenager, several years after making First Communion.  The Catholic Church considers it to be the second sacrament of initiation (Baptism being the first and is regarded as the perfection of Baptism, by which the bishop consecrates the baptised person as a mature Christian witness and sends that person forth to spread and defend the faith by word and deed. (The Rite of Confirmation )

Most of us believe that the laying on of hands, which signifies the descent of the Holy Spirit, to be the central act in the Sacrament of Confirmation. The essential element, however, is the anointing of the person being confirmed with chrism (an aromatic oil that has been consecrated by a bishop), accompanied by the words "Be sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit".  This seal is a consecration, representing the safeguarding by the Holy Spirit of the graces conferred on the Christian at Baptism.

Because Confirmation perfects our baptism, we are obliged to receive it "in due time." Any Catholic who did not receive Confirmation at baptism or as part of his religious education should contact a priest and arrange to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.

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Please contact your respective parish for the relevant preparation details.