The liturgical life of the Catholic Church revolves around the Eucharistic sacrifice and the sacraments. There are seven sacraments in the Church: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Penance, Anointing of the Sick, Matrimony, and Holy Orders. The purpose of the sacraments is to make people holy, to build up the body of Christ, and finally, to give worship to God; but being signs, they also have a teaching function. They not only presuppose faith, but by words and object, they also nourish, strengthen, and express it; that is why they are called “sacraments of faith.” The sacraments impart grace, but, in addition, the very act of celebrating them disposes the faithful most effectively to receive this grace in a fruitful manner, to worship God rightly, and to practice charity.
The age of Confirmation in the Diocese or Pensacola-Tallahassee is 9th grade. However, preparation for receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation can take 1-2 years. If you are an adult and would like to be confirmed in the Catholic Church, please contact the parish office to set up an appointment with the priest to discuss how to prepare for the Sacrament and what is involved.