(CCC 1285 - 1381)
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. 88 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 & defend the faith by word & deed." 89 - CCC 1285
Effects of Confirmation
Seal our souls with an indelible mark.
Empowers us with special strength to proclaim the Gospel of Christ to all people.
Matures all the graces of baptism: