Although immediate focus on the sacrament of Confirmation takes place in 11th grade, adequate completion of 9th and 10th grade Faith Formation is a pre-requisite for receiving this sacrament. Confirmation preparation includes attendance at weekly classes, a retreat, discernment, reflection, and prayer. Confirmation will take place in the eleventh grade.
Baptism, 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." (CC 1285)