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What is it?

At confirmation we receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit and confirm our baptismal promises. Greater awareness of the grace of the Holy Spirit is conferred through the anointing of chrism oil and the laying on of hands by the Bishop.

Confirmation perfects Baptismal grace; it is the sacrament which gives the Holy Spirit in order to root us more deeply in the divine filiation, incorporate us more firmly into Christ, strengthen our bond with the Church, associate us more closely with her mission, and help us bear witness to the Christian faith in words accompanied by deeds. (CCC 1316)

When do we celebrate it?

Confirmation is celebrated every two years at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Grand Rapids. Students begin studying about the Sacrament when they are in seventh or eighth grade, then the following year those eighth and ninth graders receive the Sacrament from the Bishop. The next Confirmation classes will begin in the fall of 2014 and will receive the Sacrament in October 2015.


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