The sacrament of confirmation completes the sacrament of baptism. If baptism is the sacrament of re-birth to a new and supernatural life, confir- mation is the sacrament of maturity and coming of age. The real confession of Christ consist in this 'that the whole man submits himself to Truth, in the judgment of his understanding, in the submission of his will and in the consecration of his whole power of love. To do this, poor-spirited man is only able when he has been confirmed by God's grace'
This confirmation in the power of the Holy Spirit leading to a firm profession of faith has always been the particular effect which Catholic tradition has ascribed to the sacrament. It is effect which complements and completes that of baptism.
This sacraments is normally administered by a bishop or his representative.
The following are required of a person who wants to be confirmed at St Monica catholic church.
- 1. Prefarable age is 10 years and above
- 2. Person requesting to receive confirmation must be catholic
- 3. Must be baptized and be receiving holy communion
- 4. Must attend preparation classes that take place every saturday as from 3.PM