Confirmation is a Catholic sacrament of mature Christian commitment and a deepening of baptismal gifts.
Like Baptism and Eucharist, it is a Sacrament of Initiation for Catholics and a Sacrament of faith in God's fidelity to us.
The sacrament of confirmation is found in Bible passages such as Acts 8:14 –17, 9:17 , 19:6, and Hebrews 6:2, which speak of a laying on of hands for the purpose of bestowing the Holy Spirit.
Acts 8:14-17 The apostles in Jerusalem heard that the people of Samaria had received the word of God, so they sent Peter and John to them. When they arrived, they prayed for the believers that they might receive the Holy Spirit. For the Holy Spirit had not yet come down on any of them; they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then Peter and John placed their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.
Confirmation is administered by the bishop who anoints the candidate on the forehead with the holy oil of Chrism, the laying on of hands and saying: ‘Be sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit'.
The date for Confirmation is set by the Limerick Diocesan and will be published here as soon as it is confirmed.