Confirmation is the second of the Sacraments of initiation, following Baptism. It takes its name from its confirmation of one's baptism, and expansion thereon. This Sacrament increases grace in the recipient and strengthens them in their confession of the faith, as well as expanding upon their participation in the Church.

Confirmation at Our Lady of Tahoe

Parents wishing Confirmation for their children should enroll them in the CCD Confirmation class. Adults requesting Confirmation typically receive it along with Baptism (if necessary) and First Holy Communion following instruction in the RCIA program (or its equivalent). In either case, please see our Religious Education Page, or fill out this email for more information.

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From the Catholic Encyclopaedia


A sacrament in which the Holy Ghost is given to those already baptized in order to make them strong and perfect Christians and soldiers of Jesus Christ.

It has been variously designated: bebaiosis or confirmatio, a making fast or sure; teleiosis or consummatio, a perfecting or completing, as expressing its relation to baptism. With reference to its effect it is the "Sacrament of the Holy Ghost", the "Sacrament of the Seal" (signaculum, sigillum, sphragis). From the external rite it is known as the "imposition of hands" (epithesis cheiron), or as "anointing with chrism" (unctio, chrismatio, chrisma, myron). The names at present in use are, for the Western Church, confirmatio, and for the Greek, to myron.