When He had said this, He breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.
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The Church teaches us that ‘the parents are the first teachers in the faith’ and that ‘responsibility for educating your child in the faith lies with you.
We also need to stress that attending catechism does not replace your attendance at mass and we encourage you to attend mass as a family as often as possible. Our volunteer teachers and assistants can only deliver the course successfully with parental help and support.
This is the sacrament that follows Baptism as part of the initiation process with God and the Church, where the candidate receives the gift of the Holy Spirit and continues their journey with Christ. During Confirmation, the candidate is anointed on the forehead with chrism by a bishop. Since baptism typically happens when the candidate is a baby, confirmation is a great way for an older child to acknowledge that they still want to continue their journey with God and grow their relationship with Him. Celebrate your child’s confirmation by giving them a Bible with meaningful verses highlighted or cross as a daily reminder of God’s love.