Confirmation marks the point in the Christian journey at which you affirm for yourself the faith into which you have been baptised, and confirm your intention to live a life of committed discipleship. This affirmation is confirmed through prayer and the laying on of hands by the confirming bishop. The Church also asks God to give you power through the Holy Spirit to enable you to live in the way of Jesus. Candidates for confirmation will usually attend a short course prior to the confirmation service.
Age is not an issue.
Readiness for confirmation purely depends on the ability of any individual, young or old, to understand and articulate their Christian faith for themselves, however simply put. In fact, the simpler the better! For the confirmation candidate, belief in Father, Son and Holy Spirit, coupled with a serious intent to reflect more fully the light of Jesus Christ in their life is the key.
Frequently asked questions about confirmation in the ...
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