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Saint Ann Catholic Church
The Roman Catholic Church views confirmation as a sacrament instituted by Jesus Christ. It confers the gifts of the Holy Spirit upon the recipient.
There are seven gifts of the Holy Spirit:
A confirmation candidate must be of discerning age (at least 7 years old). The Rite of Confirmation is typically performed by a bishop, and includes laying on of hands and anointing the forehead with chrism (holy oil).
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