The Sacrament of Confirmation is normally received in the 10th grade in the Archdiocese of Atlanta. Parents should contact our DRE, Kelley Peffer, for more information. Enrollment in Catholic school, qualifying home school, or Parish School of Religion is required for at least two years leading up to reception of the sacrament.
“Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the ‘sacraments of Christian initiation,’ whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that 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” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1285).