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Catechism of the Catholic Church #1285

 

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.

 

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."

 

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CONFIRMATION REFERENCES

Confirmation, 1285-1321

age for receiving, 1307-08

apostolate of the laity and, 900, 941

character of, 698, 1121, 1304-05, 1317

New Law and, 1210

preparation and purposes for, 1309

priesthood of the Christian faithful and, 1546

salvation and, 1286-92

significance of, 1289

state required for receiving, 1310, 1318-19

who may receive the sacrament of, 1306-11

witness and, 2472

See also Chrism; Sacrament(s)

Confirmation and the sacraments

    Christian initiation and, 695, 1212, 1275, 1285, 1533

effects of Confirmation

    increase of baptismal grace, 1303, 1316

    indelible character of, 1304-05, 1317

    the outpouring of the Spirit, 1302

    the Seal and, 698, 1121

Rite of Confirmation, 1297-301

    anointing, 695, 1242, 1291, 1294, 1300, 1523

    celebration separate from Baptism, 1233, 1290, 1321

    to be conferred only once, 1304

    godfather and godmother, 1311

    handing over of the Lord's Prayer, 2769

    Holy chrism, 1297

    laying on of hands, 1288

    minister of, 1312-14, 1318

    signs and rites of, 1293-301, 1320

 

 

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