Confirmation is celebrated with students in the 11th grade PSR program who have completed the sacramental preparation, and to adults upon preparation. Confirmation sponsors must be confirmed practicing Catholics in good standing with the Catholic Church.
Confirmation in Scripture:
"Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again the
foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God, instruction about baptisms,
the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment" (Heb. 6:1–2).
The Acts of the Apostles mentions the apostles imparting the Holy Spirit to believers by the laying on of hands (see, for example, Acts 8:15-17 and 19:6).
The introduction to the Rite of Confirmation states:
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.