The Catholic Diocese of Memphis has established 8th grade (about 14 years old) as the normal age at which a person should receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. The diocese also establishes that Confirmation preparation is a TWO-YEAR PROCESS. That means that youth in 7th & 8th grades (or in high school) can and should undertake this process.
Youth must be enrolled in a Catholic school or in a parish faith formation program for those two years. In addition to regular attendance in school or faith formation, St. Mary’s also has a few other requirements:
There are different guidelines for adults who wish to receive this sacrament. For that information, please see our page about the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.