“Confirmation imparts the gift of the Holy Spirit. The person who receives this sacrament has already received the Holy Spirit in the sacrament of baptism, and the Holy Spirit abides with a person always. The Holy Spirit comes when a person prays or reads Scripture, or when a person asks the Holy Spirit for guidance, inspiration or courage. Confirmation is not the new arrival of the Holy Spirit, but rather an intensification of the presence and power of the Holy Spirit.”

– Father Michael Van Sloun for The Catholic Spirit., Read the full article here.

Find local resources for the sacrament of confirmation below, and contact Laurinda Irwin at irwinl@archspm.org with questions.

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