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Strengthened by the Holy Spirit

Confirmation is the second Sacrament of Initiation. In this Sacrament we receive the power of the Holy Spirit to go out and bear witness to God's love by both word and example.

The Holy Spirit strengthens us through his seven gifts: wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, fear of the Lord (reverence and awe in God's presence), and piety. The presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives gives rise to certain dispositions within us that are traditionally called the twelve fruits of the Holy Spirit: charity, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, generosity, gentleness, faithfulness, modesty, self-control, and chastity.

Any young person or adult who wants to live their Christian life better can request the Sacrament of Confirmation. Confirmation preparation sessions are designed so that anyone requesting this Sacrament can understand the commitment they are making as well as the benefits they will receive.

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