Explain to the your child that when the Church celebrates the Sacraments, we celebrate the presence of the Holy Spirit.
Anointing with the Oil of Baptism is an act of protecting the person being welcomed into God’s family. Anointing with the Oil of Chrism in Confirmation shows the giving of the Holy Spirit to the person being Confirmed – it’s a sign of the presence and activity of the Holy Spirit.
Show images of people being confirmed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHxOTVYvkmM
Children to hear and learn the words of anointing at Confirmation, “Be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
What does the word sealed mean?
What does it tell us about the presence of the Holy Spirit in the lives of Christians today?
Watch clip of a Confirmation ceremony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZD8J8Kbtks
Activity: Children to write a prayer to the Holy Spirit asking for help with something that they feel is important to them.