Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist are the sacraments of initiation.
You enter the Christian Community when you are baptised. You become a member of the Body of Christ and share the Church's mission. The person is either immersed in water or water is poured over their head. This signifies the new birth you have in Christ. The person dies in the water and is reborn in Christ, symbolising death and new birth. The water cleanses the person of their sins. Baptism is for both adults and children and can only happen once in your life.
In Confirmation, the bishop uses chrism, a holy oil, to anoint the people that are being confirmed. The oil is used to consecrate the person to serve God and share in the mission of Christ. By the laying on of hands we are commissioned to continue the mission of Christ. God confirms the Holy Spirit we received on the day of our baptism. For children, confirmation is given when they are older and can understand the meaning of the sacrament. The child is then able to speak for itself and make its own commitment through the mission of Christ. Confirmation strengthens us to be able to personally declare our faith.
Eucharist is a special meal where we receive the body and blood of Christ as bread and wine. From this we share in the life of Jesus. Since we become one with Jesus we have to be friends with everyone like he was. This...