The celebration of the sacrament of confirmation in the Archdiocese of Dubuque is guided by the following definition of the Sacrament of Confirmation:
The sacrament of Confirmation
celebrates the completion of Baptism
and a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit,
given through anointing with Sacred Chrism,
accompanied by the laying on of hands and prayer,
which strengthens the faithful as members of the Church
to spread and defend the Catholic Faith by word and deed.