It is the second of three Sacraments of Initiation. This encounter with the Lord focuses on receiving the fullness of the Holy Spirit. In the Latin Church this Sacrament is often administered to teenagers. There is a stress on the personal decision for Christ and to live the Catholic Faith.
God strengthens us to witness His love in the world. A two year program in preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation is required.
The witness for the candidate must be a confirmed member of the Catholic Church.