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The flame of the holy spirit

The sacrament of Confirmation seals one with the Holy Spirit and confirms one’s baptism. During the ritual, one is anointed with oil and “sealed with the gifts of the Spirit.” Through this sacrament, Christ gives a fuller outpouring of the Holy Spirit so that a person has a deepened power to maturely understand and profess one’s faith. Confirmation strengthens an individual to live out his or her baptismal promises and prepares the individual for the missionary dimension of the commitment one makes in baptism.

St. Francis Xavier offers Confirmation preparation programs for children and adults.

For more information, contact the Faith Formation Office.