The sacrament of Confirmation confers special graces of the Holy Spirit upon the person being confirmed, just as such graces were granted to the Apostles on Pentecost. Like Baptism, therefore, it can only be performed once, and it increases and deepens all of the graces granted at Baptism.
Confirmation roots us more deeply as children of God and unites us more firmly to Christ. It increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit (wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude/courage, knowledge, piety and fear of the Lord) within us and renders our bond with the Church more perfect. It also gives us a special strength of the Holy Spirit to spread and defend the faith by word and action as true witnesses of Christ and to never be ashamed of the Cross.
Because Confirmation perfects our Baptism, we are obliged to receive it in “due time.” If you have not received Confirmation during school and wish to receive the sacrament of Confirmation, then please contact the parish office.