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Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the "sacraments of Christian initiation," whose unity must be safeguarded. 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." (CCC 1285)*

Confirmation for 7th and 8th Graders

Seventh and Eighth-grade students are invited to make Confirmation after completing preparation for the sacrament.

To prepare for Confirmation, candidates must attend religious education classes either at Blessed Sacrament.   At Blessed Sacrament preparation includes regular attendance at religious education classes on Sunday mornings.  Students should have been enrolled in religious education at least one year prior to receiving the sacrament. 

Confirmation for Adults

Adults prepare for confirmation by participating in the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA).

RCIA is a process of discernment and education for unbaptized adults who wish to become Catholic. Those baptized in another Christian faith may also participate in this process to come into full communion with the Catholic Church. Adults who complete RCIA are confirmed at the Easter vigil Mass