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Saint Paul University Catholic Center

How to Enter the Catholic Church

A group of catechumens receiving a blessing at the Easter Vigil

Confirmation

It is evident from its celebration that the effect of the sacrament of Confirmation is the full outpouring of the Holy Spirit as once granted to the apostles on the day of Pentecost. From this fact, Confirmation brings an increase and deepening of baptismal grace:

Recall then that you have received the spiritual seal, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of right judgment and courage, the spirit of knowledge and reverence, the spirit of holy fear in God’s presence. Guard what you have received. God the Father has marked you with his sign; Christ the Lord has confirmed you and has placed his pledge, the Spirit, in your hearts.

– Catechism of the Catholic Church #1302-1303

To receive these immense graces a person needs to undergo a period of preparation that includes a one-on-one meeting, participation in a small group and once-per-week classes.

If you would like to be Confirmed, contact the Confirmation program coordinator at rcia@uwcatholic.org for further information.