Now when the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent them Peter and John, who went down and prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Spirit, for it had not yet fallen upon them; they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then they laid hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit.
Acts of the Apostles 8:14-17
Confirmation gifts the recipient with a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit as once granted to the apostles on the day of Pentecost. Catechesis for Confirmation awakens a sense of belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ, the universal Church as well as the parish community. Confirmation brings an increase and deepening of baptismal grace; it gives the baptized a special strength to spread and defend the faith by word and actions; it enables one to confess the name of Christ boldly and to never be ashamed of the Cross; it increases the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit - wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord. Like Baptism which it completes, Confirmation is given only once.
Catechism of the Catholic Church Numbers 1302-1304, 1309
When Confirmation is celebrated separately from Baptism, its connection to Baptism is expressed by the renewal of baptismal promises. The celebration of Confirmation during Mass underlines the unity of the sacraments of initiation. In the Roman Rite of Confirmation the bishop extends his hands over those to be confirmed, invoking the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. The bishop then anoints with sacred chrism the forehead of the candidate together with the laying on of his hand and the words, “Be sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit.”
Catechism of the Catholic Church Numbers 1299, 1300, 1321
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