As a confirmed member of the Catholic Church, how does one's role in the Church change?

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In Catholicism, the sacrament of Confirmation in the early days of the Church the rite of initiation into adulthood.  There are three effects from the reception of this sacrament:

  1. An increase of grace which helps to make the recipient a better Christian
  2. A special sacramental grace which includes the seven gifts (something of a supernatural nature that is above the powers of nature) of the Holy Spirit, especially the strength and courage to confirm boldly the name of Christ.
  3. An indelible character by reason of which the sacrament can only be received once by the person.

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