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.”
At Confirmation, the Confirmed receives the gift of the Holy Spirit by the laying on of hands by the Bishop and an anointing with perfumed oil (chrism). By this anointing the Confirmand receives the “mark”, the seal of the Holy Spirit, clothing him/her with power from on high, so that he/she may be Christ’s witness. The effect of the Sacrament of Confirmation is the full outpouring of the Holy Spirit as granted to the Apostles on the day of Pentecost. (see CCC 1289, 1295,1302 and 1304)
PRACTICE IN THE PARISH
Usually Confirmation is give to those in Standard XI. They are to enroll in the month of June. Those who for a genuine reason are not able to attend regular classes may do it on-line.