Traditionally, the Sacrament of Confirmation is the second of the sacraments of initiation.
Even in the West, where Confirmation is routinely delayed until a person's teen years, several years after his First Communion, the Church has stressed the original order of the sacraments (most recently in Pope Benedict XVI's apostolic exhortation Sacramentum caritatis).
Confirmation is the perfection of Baptism, and it gives us the grace to live our life as a Christian boldly and without shame.
Young adults in the seventh grade are invited to prepare and receive the sacrament of Confirmation through the PSR program. At least one parent/guardian and sponsor of these students are expected to attend sessions with the candidate for their sacramental preparation as scheduled by the Director of Religious Education.
The 7th graders have been studying and continue to prepare for the reception of the Sacrament. On April 5, they will join up with several other parishes and be Confirmed by Archbishop Schnurr at St Peter in Chains Cathedral. Until that day, they will continue to study, attend a retreat (January 23), and complete service opportunities to be living witnesses of Christ and the Sacrament they are about to receive.