To equip and strengthen each baptized person to follow Jesus faithfully and to carry out the responsibilities of being a Christian, the Father and the Son send the Holy Spirit in a special way in the sacrament of confirmation. Confirmation continues and is a necessary completion of the mission of the Holy Spirit that was begun in baptism, making the person able to assume greater responsibilities in love and service of God and of his people.
Baptized adults may prepare for Confirmation through a specialized adult confirmation program. Requirements include: Baptism, first Confession, first Communion, practicing the Catholic faith (attending Mass regularly), no Marriage impediments. For more information, please contact the Catechetical Ministry Office (619)463-6011.
High school teens can begin confirmation preparation in grade 9. Teens need to be baptized, have celebrated their first Confession, and received First Holy Communion. Confirmation preparation is a two year process in the Diocese of San Diego.
To be a Confirmation sponsor, a person must:
a. be at least 16 years of age and sufficiently mature for this responsibility;
b. be a Catholic who has been confirmed, has already received first Eucharist and is leading a life in harmony with the faith and the role to be undertaken;
c. not be a parent of the candidate; and
d. not be prohibited by law from exercising the role of sponsor.