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 CCC1285
Students can begin preparing for the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation in 8th grade. It is a two year process with the students being confirmed in their 9th grade year at the earliest.
Contact the Faith Formation Office with questions.