“Confirmation is a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit like that of Pentecost. This outpouring impresses on the soul an indelible character and produces a growth in the grace of Baptism. It roots the recipient more deeply in divine sonship, binds him more firmly to Christ and to the Church and reinvigorates the gifts of the Holy Spirit in his soul. It gives a special strength to witness to the Christian faith.”
The Sacrament of Confirmation leaves a permanent (indelible) mark on the soul of the recipient, gifting the recipient with the fullness of God’s seven-fold Gifts, which in turn produce great fruits in the soul of the believer.
Generally, teens receive this Sacrament in or around 10th grade. In order to receive Confirmation, students must attend two full years of Religious Education and meet requirements.
If you are 17 years of age or older, and are interested in preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, please see our RCIA information page.