Read the following references to further clarify the central ideas of this lesson. Look in other places as well as these; this is not an exhaustive list of the resources needed to answer the questions.

Father Hardon’s Catholic Catechism

Pages 513-520 (Confirmation)

Father Hardon’s Question and Answer Catechism

#1188 – 1211 (Confirmation)

Revised Basic Course Manual

Pages 128-133 (The Spiritual Effects of Confirmation)


Luke 12:12
John 16:7-14
Acts 1:8; 2:1-4

Catechism of the Catholic Church

#1285 (Sacrament of Initiation)
#1313-1314 (Minister of the Sacrament of Confirmation)
#1595 (Priests: Bishops’ prudent co-workers)

Code of Canon Law (879-896)


Modern Catholic Dictionary Vocabulary –

Review the following terms in your Modern Catholic Dictionary reference book (or online version at – go to the bottom of the page, click on “Dictionary”).

Confirmation Rite
Faith, Virtue of

Supplemental Vocabulary –

Read the following terms in the Supplemental Vocabulary Definitions.

Eastern Churches
Sacramental Character
Sacraments of Initiation
Western or Latin Catholic Church