pentecost_08_02Confirmation completes our baptism and strengthens us to take up our role as full members of the Church by witnessing to God’s love in our words and deeds.

Candidates are enriched with the sevenfold gift of the Holy Spirit: given wisdom and understanding, right judgement and courage, knowledge and reverence; filled with the spirit of wonder and awe in God’s presence.

Confirmation is celebrated during Mass, usually by a bishop, who imposes his hands on the candidates’ heads and then anoints them with Chrism on their foreheads, saying: “Be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit.”

In the Diocese of East Anglia, Confirmation is conferred on anyone aged 13 or over after a period of suitable preparation.

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