On the Sacrament of Confirmation and Its Liturgical Celebration
May 8, 2021

On the Sacrament of Confirmation and Its Liturgical Celebration

The Sacrament of Confirmation is bestowed on numerous children and adolescents during the weeks between Easter and Pentecost. And while each Sacrament reveals the transcendent, divine mystery of God’s own life—and for this reason is not entirely comprehensible—the Sacrament of Confirmation, along with its ritual celebration, brings a heightened sense of mystery—and misunderstanding. Knowledge isn’t everything—the smartest in the Church don’t necessarily receive more grace than others. Still, the more we know about Confirmation and its sacramental celebration, the more can we love it and benefit from the great graces it bestows. So: enjoy this issue’s Quiz on the sacrament of Confirmation and its liturgical celebration, and then go on to soak up its power in any celebrations you attend now or in the future.

1. Which of the following events is the most foundational institution of the sacrament of Confirmation?


2. True or False: In the Latin rite, Confirmation is conferred through the anointing with chrism on the forehead, which is done by the laying on of the hand, and through the words: “Be sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit.”


3. confirmation sponsor differs from a baptismal godparent in which of the following ways?


4. True or False: The Church describes the Bishop as the “original” minister of Confirmation.


5. In the Latin dioceses of the United States, Confirmation is conferred:


6. True or False: For the sake of liceity (lawfulness), a confirmation candidate must have a special confirmation name.


7. Confirmation does which of the following:


8. If the sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated on a Sunday during the Easter Season:


9. True or False: Similar to a priest’s authority to bless the Oil of the Sick if necessary, he may also consecrate the Sacred Chrism if he has received the faculty from his bishop to confirm.


10. If a candidate for Confirmation receives the sacrament simply to appease parents and godparents, the sacrament is considered:


Adoremus Bulletin for May 2021: Vol. XXVI, no. 6

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