When students reach the 6th Grade, they are eligible to being their preparations for the Sacrament of Confirmation (to be received in the Fall of their 7th Grade year). Confirmations gives each student an indelible mark that opens their soul more fully to the gifts and the fruits of the Holy Spirit.
Confirmation, for youth, completes the Sacraments of Initiation and welcomes them into the fullness of the Church. In Confirmation we are "Sealed with the gifts of the Holy Spirit," when the bishop anoints the forehead with Holy Chrism oil. In Confirmation, the Catholic is empowered to bring the "Good News" of Jesus Christ into the world by loving and serving their neighbors.
Youth who were baptized as infants (or under age 8), will become eligible for Confirmation Preparation when they enter the 6th Grade. They should have received First Communion and First Reconciliation, but if they have not, they may prepare for all three Sacraments together.
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