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)
Confirmation preparation is included in our Life Teen program. Our teens are encouraged to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation during their junior year of high school, after completing 2 years of preparation that consists of weekly catechesis, small group meetings, group retreats and community service.
High school students not attending a Catholic school receive instruction in the faith through weekly catechesis in addition to participation in the Life Teen program.