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:
What is confirmation?
After making a mature commitment to our baptismal covenant with God we receive the laying on of the bishop’s hands with prayer.
What grace does God give in confirmation?
Confirmation strengthens the work of the Holy Spirit and daily increases the gifts of the Spirit, especially wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, godliness, and fear of the Lord. (Isaiah 11:2–3)