The sacrament of Confirmation gives us a special grace and a special power. Just as the “mark” or character of Baptism made us sharers with Christ in His role of priest, giving us the power to participate with Him in divine worship, so also the character of Confirmation makes us sharers with Christ in His role of prophet or teacher.
The Catechism’s section on Confirmation says that Confirmation is the special outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
Its effects are to:
Root us more deeply in divine filiation
(being children of God)
Unites us more firmly to Christ
Increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit in us
Strengthens our bond with the Church
Associates us more closely to her mission of bearing witness to Christ
Helps us and more strictly obliges us to spread and defend the faith by word and deed
Please enjoy this 3-minute video giving a more detailed explanation of what Confirmation in the Catholic Church is.
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
215 N 13th St
PO Box 148
Fort Calhoun, NE 68023
Daily Mass Monday thru Friday (except holidays)
Saturday Mass Times
Sunday Mass Times
Sacrament of Penance:
Saturdays: 4:15-4:45 PM
*You can call the parish office to schedule
Business Office Hours
Monday - Friday:
9 am - 2 pm
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