“Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the “sacraments of Christian initiation,” whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For “by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.” (CCC, 1285)
Children who were baptized as infants generally prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation at an appropriate age of discretion, in the course of faith formation either in parochial school or in Religous Education.
Adults who were baptized into the Catholic Church but never completed full initation through the Sacrament of Confirmation, or adults who were baptized into another Christian faith but who now seek to be received into the Catholic Church, should contact Loretta Rosas, Coordinator of Religious Education and inquire about the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA).
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