As Catholics we grow in grace, just as we physically grow from childhood, through adolescence, into adulthood. The Sacrament of Confirmation is the spiritual equivalent of the physical growth process. Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace, making the recipient “more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit.” Once confirmed, a Catholic is considered a true witness of Christ, and so is more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1285)

Who can be confirmed, and what is required of a candidate for Confirmation?

Any Catholic Christian who has received the sacrament of Baptism and is in the “state of grace” can be admitted to Confirmation. To be “in the state of grace” means not to have committed any serious sin (mortal sin). – YOUCAT  206
In the Archdiocese of Edmonton, most young people receive the sacrament when they are 11-12 years old. 
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