ECHO with Bishop Donald Hying
Confirmation: Consecrated for Mission
Episode 3 • 4m 20s
The Sacrament of Confirmation completes the grace that was received in Baptism, and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit comes upon us superabundantly. However, this extraordinary presence and power of the Holy Spirit is given to us in this sacrament so that we, like the Apostles at Pentecost, can be sent out as convincing witnesses of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Read and Study: United States Catholic Catechism for Adults Chapter 16 (pgs. 201-211)
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