What Is the Ritual of Confirmation in the Catholic Church?

The ritual of Confirmation is one of the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church, which establishes a young Christian as a full-fledged member of the faith. Confirmation allows a young adult to renew the promises made by godparents at Baptism, but this time speaking on his or her own behalf.

The Confirmation may take place at Mass or outside the Mass. The young Christian can choose a Confirmation name to add to the first and middle name given at Baptism. By being confirmed in the Church and being strengthened in their Christian life, young people accept full responsibility for their acts as well as for their faith.