According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, “Baptism, the Eucharist, and the Sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the sacraments of Christian initiation” (CCC1285). The purpose of Confirmation is to complete a Christian’s baptism by celebrating Christ’s gift of the Holy Spirit to the new members of his mystical body – the Church. Ultimately, initiation into Christ’s body is completed by the sacrament of the Eucharist, for by it we become one body, one spirit, in Christ.