Why I Want to Be Confirmed By Ian Newton I wish to be confirmed for many reasons. It is the continuation of my growth in faith, started when I was baptized as a baby at St. George. My journey continues by attending mass and with sacrament of reconciliation in grade 2. It was my first communion and first confession. My first reason for wishing to be confirmed is to encounter God more fully and to be the type of person God wishes me to be. I hope the process will guide me in becoming a complete Christian, to be nourishes and to nourish others, to help and heal and to be faithful. Confirmation will help me understand what it means to be a Christian, and how to live the life of the Christian in my community. Confirmation is a sacrament of initiation, which is a starting point for my continued life as a Christian. The sacraments are a learning and growth experience for me. It is a chance, as a teenager, to renew my baptismal vows made by my parents on my behalf when I was a baby. Since my first communion, I have wanted to continue on my journey of sacraments that form the basis of my life. I think confirmation will help me in making the many decisions ahead of me in my life and understand more fully the teachings of my church. My family supports me in my growth as a Christian. I am inspired by my grandparents, Roy Taylor, who died five years ago, and Kathleen Taylor. My sponsor is my aunt Teresa. I have attended ceremonies of my cousins and have been moved. I am looking forward to my confirmation.