Meeting Jesus in the Sacraments (Second Edition)

Chapter 4: Ignite Your Catholic Faith -- Why Is Confirmation Important?


Ignite Your Catholic Faith—Why Is Confirmation Important?

Film Focus: In this video, Bishop Don Hying discusses the Sacrament of Confirmation as the completion of the Sacrament of Baptism. He explains that in this sacrament, we have the opportunity to say “yes” to the Faith in a new way. We are filled with the Holy Spirit and given the mission to share the Faith.

Text Focus: Pages 107–108

Discussion Questions:

  1. Why is it appropriate to say that the Sacrament of Confirmation is the completion of Baptism?
  2. What are we saying “yes” to in the Sacrament of Confirmation?
  3. What biblical event tells us about the coming of the Holy Spirit? What does this event teach us about mission given to each person in the Sacrament of Confirmation?
  4. Many people mistakenly view the Sacrament of Confirmation as a type of graduation from the Catholic Faith? Why does is this view not in accord with a proper understanding of the sacrament?

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