Confirmation is the sacrament in which the Holy Spirit comes to us in a special way to join us more closely to Jesus and His church and to seal and strengthen us as Christ’s witnesses.
The effects of Confirmation are:
- An increase of sanctifying grace
- The gift of a special sacramental grace
- The imprint of a lasting character on the soul
The Holy Spirit is at work in our lives through the Fruits and Gifts of the Holy Spirit:
- Fruits of the Holy Spirit: charity, generosity, joy, gentleness, peace, faithfulness, patience, modesty, kindness, self-control, goodness, chastity
- Gifts of the Holy Spirit:
- Wisdom: helps us judge what is important, meaningful, purposeful, etc.
- Understanding: to know something is different from truly understanding it. I can know a lot of facts about someone, but that is different from truly understanding that person.
- Counsel: helps us differentiate between right and wrong.
- Fortitude: courage and endurance.
- Knowledge: helps us to know God.
- Piety: proper reverence for God, helps us obey God out of love.
- Fear of the Lord: proper disdain for sin and awe of God’s goodness and love.
Check out all these great online resources to deepen your Catholic Faith on Confirmation.
Decision Point by Dynamic Catholic on Confirmation: https://dynamiccatholic.com/confirmation/program-view/session-10/
Sacraments 101: Confirmation (why we’re confirmed) – Busted Halo - https://youtu.be/Qt32SyDWuW8?list=PL_DoPT8E9ZWUzcDI7zFSJra01jM0rADnh
Chosen: What Happens at Confirmation – Ascension Press - https://youtu.be/q6fD7D8coI0?list=PL_DoPT8E9ZWUzcDI7zFSJra01jM0rADnh
Confirmation Sponsors & Female Priests – Fr. Mike Schmitz – Ascension Presents - https://youtu.be/OIQ9Jdl9Aas?list=PL_DoPT8E9ZWUzcDI7zFSJra01jM0rADnh
Sacrament of Confirmation by Bishop Barron - https://youtu.be/f-UuMAU7qT0
Confirmation Names by Bishop Barron - https://youtu.be/Z7bjqldlHl4
Confirmation – By Fr. Muir - https://youtu.be/fuS8uPFmhvQ
Confirmation - Sophia SketchPad - https://youtu.be/Lu3MoT_egFI
Confirmation – Theo Matters - https://youtu.be/nXqKkTcLtqs
My Encounter – Confirmation - https://youtu.be/9vKfpxQDjjc
On Fire with the Holy Spirit – Chris Padgett - https://youtu.be/mlUq39lWHrk
Formed.org (Free for St. Jane Parishioner) – has great videos and audio talks. Here is the link about how to sign up for Formed - https://www.stjanesofeastonpa.com/catholic-media/formed-faith-formation-media/
Websites with information about Confirmation – https://www.stjanesofeastonpa.com/catholic-media/websites-2/confirmation-websites/
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