Confirmation is a completion of the baptismal grace that binds the member more perfectly to the Church and enriches them with the special strength of the Holy Spirit. It is one of the initiation sacraments into the Church.
"Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them. And they were all filled with the holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim." (Acts 2:3-4)
Preparing to Receive.
Those youth in 9th-11th grades participate in a concurrent preparation of the Sacrament of Confirmation while participating in Faith Formation programs.
Study and prepare to receive the Sacrament through the Instruction in the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) program.
Youth are typically confirmed by the Bishop.
Adults are confirmed by the pastor, usually at the Easter Vigil.