Confirmation is the sacrament by which the Holy Spirit incorporates us more firmly with the Church, associate us more closely with its mission, and helps us bear witness to the Christian faith in words accompanied by deeds.  The first Confirmation or descending of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples/apostles was Pentecost Sunday, 50 days after Easter.

The Sacrament is administered to school children and those participating in PREP (CCD) at an appropriate time chosen by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  Adult Confirmations are part of the RCIA Program and are usually Confirmed at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on Pentecost Sunday.