Readings for the Celebration of Confirmation

When Confirmation is celebrated within Mass, the Liturgy of the Word is celebrated s always. The readings may be taken from the Mass of the day of from the texts for confirmation as noted in the Rite of Confirmation.

Readings from the Old Testament
1. Isaiah 11:1-4a
On him the Spirit of the Lord rests.
2. Isaiah 42:1-3

I have endowed my servant with my Spirit.
3. Isaiah 61:1-3a, 6a, 8b-9

The Lord God has anointed me and has sent me to bring Good News to the poor, to give them the oil of gladness.
4. Ezekiel 36:24-28
I will place a new Spirit in your midst.
5. Joel 2:23a, 26-30a (Hebrew 2:23a; 3:1-3a)
I will pour out my Spirit on all mankind.

Readings from the New Testament
1. Acts 1:3-8
You will receive the power of the Holy Spirit, and you will be my witnesses.
2. Acts 2:1-6, 14, 22b-23, 32-33
They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and begun to speak.
3. Acts 8:1, 4, 14-17
They laid hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.
4. Acts 10:1, 33-34a, 37-44
The Holy Spirit came down on all those listening to the word of God.
5. Acts 19:1b-6a
Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you became believers?
6. Romans 5:1-2, 5-8
The love of God has been poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit which has been given to us.
7. Romans 8:14-17
The Spirit himself and our spirit bear united witness that we are children of God.
8. Romans 8:26-27
The Spirit himself will express our plea in a way that could never be put into words.
9. 1 Corinthians 12:4-13
There is one and the same Spirit giving to each as he wills.
10. Galatians 5:16-17, 22-23a, 24-25
If we live in the Spirit, let us be directed by the Spirit.
11. Ephesians 1:3a, 4a, 13-19a
You have been signed with the seal of the Holy Spirit of the promise.
12. Ephesians 4:1-6
There is one body, one Spirit, and one baptism.

Responsorial Psalms
1. Psalm 22:23-24, 26-27, 28 and 31-32
R. (23): I will proclaim your name to my brothers.
or: (John 15:26-27):
When the Holy Spirit comes to you, you will be my witness.

2. Psalm 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5-6
R. (1): The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.

3. Psalm 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 9-10a, 11-12
R. (3): Proclaim his marvelous deeds to all the nations.

4. Psalm 104:1ab and 24, 27-28, 30-31, 33-34
R. (30): Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.

5. Psalm 117: 1, 2
R. (Acts 1:8) You will be my witnesses to all the world.
or: Alleluia.

6. Psalm 145:2-3, 4-5, 8-9, 10-11, 15-16, 21
R. (1b): I will praise your name for ever, Lord.

1. Matthew 5:1-12a
Theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
2. Matthew 16:24-27
If anyone wishes to follow me, let him deny himself.
3. Matthew 25:14-30
Because you have been faithful in small matters, come into the joy of your master.
4. Mark 1:9-11
He saw the Spirit descending and remaining on him.
5. Luke 4:16-22a
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me.
6. Luke 8:4-10a, 11b-15
Some seed fell into rich soil. These are the people who receive the word and bear fruit in patience.
7. Luke 10:21-24
I bless you, Father, for revealing these things to children.
8. John 7:37b-39
From the heart of the Lord shall flow fountains of living water.
9. John 14:15-17
The Spirit of truth will be with you for ever.
10. John 14:23-26
The Holy Spirit will teach you everything.
11. John 15:18-21, 26-27
The Spirit of truth who issues from the Father, will be my witness.
12. John 16:5b-7, 12-13a (Greek 5-7, 12-13a)
The Spirit of truth will lead you to the complete truth.