Confirmation is one of the three Sacraments of Initiation (with Baptism & the Eucharist); and it is a necessary step in the completion of baptismal grace, of coming more fully into God’s life. Confirmation is the sacrament by which a Christian is transformed into a missionary disciple who is called & equipped to provide a bold witness to Christ in the world.
The ordinary age for a child (who has been baptized in the Catholic Church) to receive this sacrament is 8th grade. For more information on preparing for this sacrament at a teen, please visit our Confirmation Preparation page.
Adults who have not received this sacrament, or adults who are not Catholic but desire to inquire about the Catholic Church, should find the necessary information on our page about the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.