The Sacrament of Confirmation
Children normally receive the Sacrament of Confirmation the beginning of the ninth grade if they have received the prior two years of preparation through our Children's Faith Formation program or through a Catholic grade school or Catholic home school program. Please visit the Sacramental Preparation Page for more information.
Adults who have not been confirmed should visit our RCIA page on our Adult Faith Formation website.
“Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the ‘Sacraments of Christian initiation,’ whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1285).