Two ways to celebrate confirmation—and its two most powerful symbols

The church has two different but similar rituals for the celebration of confirmation. The actual celebration of the rite itself is the same in both instances, but the placement of the rite changes depending on the circumstances. If you think of designing the sacraments as similar to designing a house, some houses are built in such a way that people [...]

The most common mistake people make about confirmation

The sacrament of confirmation is a celebration of Jesus’ promise to send the Holy Spirit to us: “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you; and you will be my witnesses” (Acts 1:8; see also Lk 24:49). Confirmation will NOT fill you with the Holy Spirit—because you are already full Because the sacrament of confirmation is so [...]