Confirmation seals the relationship that is established at our Baptism when we receive the Holy Spirit. Not only is this relationship sealed but it is strengthened. As a sacrament of initiation, confirmation is closely related to Baptism. Through this relationship with the Holy Spirit, we receive the Gifts of the Holy Spirit which are: Wisdom, Understanding, Knowledge, Fortitude, Counsel, Holiness and Awe of the Lord.
In addition to the gifts, we also receive the Fruits of the Holy Spirit which are: charity, joy, peace, patience, kindness goodness, generosity, gentleness, faithfulness, modesty, self-control, and chastity. We can recognize the presence of the Holy Spirit through the effects that the Spirit has on people.
Students preparing for the reception of Confirmation, should remember that there is a two year preparation process for this Sacrament.
At Queen of Peace, Confirmation is celebrated in 10th (Sophomore) grade. This is to ensure that candidates have a positive experience for their two years of required general religious education with our LifeTeen youth group. In that environment, we invite students to challenge their preconceived thoughts on what the Church teaches, what it means to be a practicing Christian, and how to engage in a relationship with our living God.
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