Celebrating the Sacraments:
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.” Catechism of the Catholic Church: 1285
PREPARING FOR CONFIRMATION
As part of the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation, our diocese has provided some resources to help our families prepare for the sacrament of Confirmation. These resources complement the wonderful preparation that our schools already do.
There are 5 units in all and you’ll find the first one here:
The Irish Bishop’s Council for Catechetics are in the process of producing 3 videos to help prepare children for the sacrament of Confirmation this year.
In this first episode, Eleanor and Johanna focus on the Holy Spirit and the difference it makes in our lives.
In this second episode of a series of videos for children preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation, Eleanor and Johanna look at the seven gifts and the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit.
In this final episode, Eleanor and Johanna look at choosing Confirmation names and sponsors and the Confirmation ceremony itself.
This series was produced for the Catechetics Council of the Irish Bishops Conference by iCatholic.