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Still others, influenced by the opinion of some liturgists, wanted to institute a new practice (or as some might present it, restore a more "ancient" tradition or practice) of conferring the sacrament of confirmation before first Communion, so as to conform to the "sequence" of the sacraments of adult initiation.
* It is time for the sacrament of confirmation to grow up and mature, cutting the apron strings from baptism and the rites of initiation.
I feel strongly that the sacrament of Confirmation should be conferred in the eighth grade.
then there isn't any meaning in the sacrament of confirmation, because the meaning comes from what's going on in the person's life at the time."
In the sacrament of Confirmation, which I had received a year earlier, the Spirit doled out seven gifts that I had to memorize for the bishop.
Let me hasten to affirm that children must be well prepared to receive in Grade 2 the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist for the first time, and in Grade 8 the Sacrament of Confirmation. Traditionally, in Ontario at least, this preparation was done largely by the teachers in our Catholic schools.
Catholics celebrate a loved one's coming of age with the sacrament of confirmation, and their embarking on a whole new stage of life in the sacrament of matrimony.
The Code of Canon Law tells us that the sacrament of Confirmation is to be conferred on the faithful at the age of discretion -- that is, 7 or 8 years old.
A Mass was celebrated at which 6000 young people received the sacrament of Confirmation. Bishop Ustrzycki, who speaks Polish, was one of the more than twenty-five bishops on hand to accommodate the large numbers.