The Sacrament of Confirmation is the final initiation into the Catholic church as an adult member. The candidate makes to decision whether or not to receive this Sacrament and the special gifts of the Holy Spirit. Through preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation, they continue to experience the saving presence of Christ in their lives. Students in the 8th grade prepare to make this decision. Confirmation dates from vary year to year and are determined by the Bishops’ availability.