Through Confirmation, baptized Catholics receive a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit as did the apostles on Pentecost.
"Preparation for Confirmation should aim at leading the Christian toward a more intimate union with Christ and a more lively familiarity with the Holy Spirit...in order to be more capable of assuming the apostolic responsibilities of Christian life.... Catechesis for Confirmation should strive to awaken a sense of belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ, the universal Church as well as the parish community" (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1309).
Due to the nature and importance of the sacrament, we have a number of requirements in place to ensure your student understands what Confirmation is and to help them get the most from this important milestone in her/his life. Preparation for Confirmation is a two-year process that can begin your student’s Freshmen, Sophomore, or Junior year of high school. The Confirmation requirements differ depending on if your student is in their first or second year of preparation. This program has been developed so that your student can take responsibility for completing the necessary requirements. Despite the emphasis on your student taking charge of completing all of the necessary tasks, there are certain aspects to the process where you can assist in or facilitate the process to complete the requirement.