OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION PARISH

Port Coquitlam, B.C.

THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION

This is the second of the “Sacraments of Christian Initiation.” This Sacrament is usually received in second grade along with First Eucharist. This Sacrament seals the baptized person with the grace and gifts of the Holy Spirit and gives the person additional strength to live and defend the faith.

Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Wisdom:

The ability to see ourselves and others as God sees us.

Understanding:

The ability to understand more about God and the larger mysteries of life.

Council:

The gift of using our free will to do God's will and to make good moral decisions. (Also sometimes called "right judgment.")

Fortitude:

The courage to face our fears and to stand up and defend our faith.

Knowledge:

To know God and to see the uniqueness of each other as creations of God.

Piety:

Reverence for all God's creations. Approaching life with reverence means we care and have concern for ourselves, others, and the world - including the environment.

Fear of the Lord:

A better understanding of awe and wonder in God's presence. It helps us see God in the enormity of the world and in our small presence within it.

Receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation

For Children:

In the Archdiocese of Vancouver, the Sacrament of Confirmation is administered in grade 7.
Preparation for this Sacrament begins in first grade. For children attending grade 7 and higher, we are happy to prepare you to receive the sacrament.
Please contact the Parish office or Julie Lee, Prep Coordinator to make arrangements

For Adults:

It's not too late to receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit! Please contact Rev Fr. Ron Thompson to make arrangements for instruction.