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Cathy Kimsey wrote:

Hi, guys —

  • How old or what grade are children in when they receive Confirmation?

Thank you.


  { How old or what grade are children in when they receive Confirmation? }

John replied:

Hi, Cathy —

The age when Catholics are confirmed in the Church will vary. Typically, Confirmation is received around the ninth or tenth grade, if we are talking about the Latin or Western Rite of the Church.

In the Eastern Rites, they typically administer this sacrament to infants when they are baptized. At the same time, they also receive Holy Communion.

A few decades ago, in the United States, it was more common for Confirmation to be administered as early as fourth grade but, more often than not, it was administered somewhere between the sixth and eighth grades.


Cathy replied:

Thanks John!


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