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The Sacrament Of Confirmation

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Lauren Kutchera

on 10 January 2014

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Transcript of The Sacrament Of Confirmation

-The Gloria in excelsis (a.k.a Glory to God in the highest) 

- ALMIGHTY and everliving God, who hast vouchsafed to regenerate these thy servants by Water and the Holy Ghost, and hast given unto them forgiveness of all their sins; strengthen them, we beseech thee, O Lord, with the Holy Ghost the Comforter, and daily increase in them thy manifold gifts of grace; the spirit of wisdom and understanding; the spirit of counsel and ghostly strength; the spirit of knowledge and true godliness; and fill them, O Lord, with the spirit of thy holy fear, now and for ever. Amen.

- The Creed, however, is not said at the mass
- The Our Father is said as well
More Facts On The Sacrament Of Confirmation
What The Symbols Signify
The Symbols Of Confirmation
Why Some Of The Symbols Are Used
Oil: Anointing - ancient significance.
A symbol of being called and strengthened for an important task. In Confirmation, a child is being anointed to continue in thier life as a Catholic, as a disciple of Jesus, as a person of the Spirit, with confidence and strength.

Laying of the Hands: this symbol is used by the Bishop to call down and bless a child with the holy spirit.

What Happens During Mass
~ priest wears a red robe during confirmation

~ the colours red, orange and white are used in a confirmation mass

~the sacrament of confirmation can be called a rite or a sacrament (all depending on the beliefs of the practitioner)

~ the participants in the mass are:
the candidate
the parent(s) / guardian
the sponsor
the lay catechists
the priest, deacon
the parish community
The Sacrament Of ~Confirmation~
Oil: is said to signify abundance, richness, joy, limber, healing, soothing, radiance

Laying Of The Hands: is said to signify the calling down of God`s Spirit.

Water : by which the new member is brought into the life of the community

Fire: which provides direction to one’s life in the community

Sign of peace: which forms every Christian gathering for prayer.

Sign of the cross: under which all Christians gather to live and pray.
- perfumed oil (chrism)
- laying of the hands
- Water
- Fire
- The Sign of Peace
- The Sign Of The Cross
How Are These Symbols Used In Liturgy And Rituals
Oil: Bishop anoints the candidates forehead with the chrism and says "Be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit" and makes a cross on your forehead with the oil.

Laying of the Hands: While the Bishop lays his hands he says "In the name of God and trusting in his might alone, receive Christ's healing touch to make you whole. May Christ bring you wholeness of body, mind and spirit, deliver you from every evil,and give you his peace.

Sign of the Cross: During confirmation the Bishop makes the sign of the Cross in the air and says " In the name of The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit. Amen."

Sign of Peace: People of the Parish preform this action and the priest say " peace be with you, let us show peace in the name of the lord."
1st Event: the presentation of the Candidates

2nd Event: the Bishop's Homily

3rd Event: the Renewal of Baptismal Promises

4th Event: the Laying of Hands

5th Event: Anointing with chrism (a.k.a holy oil/ oil)

6th Event: the General Intercession

7th Event: Liturgy of the Eucharist

8th Event: Concluding Rite

9th Event: Solemn Blessing

10th Event: Prayer Over the People
Some Prayers That Are Said :
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