“Be sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit.”
—The Order of Confirmation
Anointing with holy oil leaves an indelible mark. The sacrament of Confirmation is a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit that strengthens the grace of Baptism, helping a Catholic to spread the faith by word and deed.
Confirmation is normally received at age fifteen and in tenth grade. To be confirmed, a young person must already be baptized in the Catholic Church and enrolled in catechesis (home, parish, or Catholic school). Preparation sessions (September–May) are also required.
If they have not already been confirmed, Catholics should receive this sacrament as adults. Preparation sessions are available year-round.
For more information about the confirmation of young people, contact Joy Weir, director of evangelization and catechesis ([email protected]).
For more information about the confirmation of adults, contact Maria Thorsen, director of RCIA ([email protected]).