"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." -CCC 1285
In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Confirmation is celebrated when a teenager is a junior in high school. At least two years of prior Religious Education are required before the year of Confirmation preparation begins. If you have any questions or would like to register your teenager for Religious Education, please see the Registration page.
If you are a Catholic adult who has received the Sacrament of Baptism but has not been Confirmed Catholic and would like more information about how to receive the Sacrament, please contact Rebecca Gaertner, Director of Christian Formation, at GaertnerR@archmil.org or 262-639-3223 EXT 7030.