The 5 Powerful Effects of the Sacrament of Confirmation

Have you been confirmed? Have you received the Sacrament of Confirmation yet? Does this mean you’re a “grown-up” Catholic now—that you’ve graduated? Not quite. There’s so much more to it than that.

Today, Fr. Mike breaks down the five effects that flow from receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. — The Catechism of the Catholic Church states in paragraph 1303: “From this fact, Confirmation brings an increase and deepening of baptismal grace: – it roots us more deeply in the divine filiation, which makes us cry, “Abba! Father!”; – it unites us more firmly to Christ; – it increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit in us; – it renders our bond with the Church more perfect; – it gives us a special strength of the Holy Spirit to spread and defend the faith by word and action as true witnesses of Christ, to confess the name of Christ boldly, and never to be ashamed of the Cross.

Meet Fr. Mike Schmitz

Fr. Mike Schmitz serves as Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Duluth and as chaplain for the Newman Catholic Campus Ministry at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

He is a presenter in Ascension’s ChosenAltaration, and The 99 programs, and has a channel on Ascension Presents. He is also the host of the Ascension podcasts The Bible in a Year and The Catechism in a Year.