Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist (“Holy Communion”) together constitute the sacraments of Christian initiation. The reception of Confirmation is therefore necessary (and not optional) for being a fully initiated Christian.
Preparation for Confirmation aims at leading the candidate toward a more intimate union with Jesus Christ and his Spirit in order to publically defend Him and his Church. In a nutshell, it means learning to live as an active disciple of Jesus to whom one will be more firmly united in Confirmation.
To this end, preparation should strive to awaken the candidate to a more lively sense of belonging to the Catholic Church and to the local community (e.g. St. Joan of Arc). Association with the parish community along with individual members should be effective and sufficient in order to achieve a formation for bearing witness to the Christian life. In this way the eventual celebration of Confirmation will be most fruitful for both the candidates and the parish community.
Are you a baptized Catholic in need of the sacrament of Confirmation?
This process is for those who have been baptized Catholic, and who may or may not have received their First Communion.
NOTE: If you were baptized in a separate community (e.g. a Protestant church), your process will differ from those who were baptized in the Catholic Church.