Matters of Faith: Why get confirmed?
My faith is just not what it once was - How do I become an active Catholic again? - My children won't go to church - My parents won't take me to mass - Why get confirmed? - I would like to become a Catholic
Why get confirmed?
First think about the encounters that we "firm-up," verify or are reminded of - medical appointments, hotel reservations, a job interview, etc. These we initially set up and then later "confirmed." We make sure, verify, affirm. Confirmation is one of the Seven Sacraments of the Catholic Church, an important recognition that it is a most special encounter with Christ. Confirmation affirms the baptismal covenant, usually made for us by our parents and godparents when we were baptized as infants. We celebrate the special activity of the Holy Spirit in our lives in this Sacrament: gifts which, given by God, strengthen us to go out and give in return, the gifts needed to live as an authentic witness to Christ and in genuine service to our neighbor.