Bishop John Noonan anoints a Confirmandi with Holy Chrism

The Third Sacrament of Initiation


Confirmation - The full outpouring of the Holy Spirit

 By the sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with the special strength of the Holy Spirit.  Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.

1285-Catechism of the Catholic Church.