In the Archdiocese of Seattle, preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation is conferred on those age 16 or older.
According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the special outpouring of the Holy Spirit in Confirmation brings an increase and deepening of baptismal grace. Confirmation roots us more deeply in Christ's divine Sonship, unites us more firmly to him, increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit in us, bonds us more perfectly with the Church, and strengthens us with the Holy Spirit to spread and defend the faith by word and action as true witnesses of Christ, to confess Christ boldly, and never to be ashamed of the Cross (CCC 1303). Together with Baptism and Eucharist, the Sacrament of Confirmation constitutes one of the three sacraments of Christian Initiation, in which a person is full bonded to Christ through the Church.
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