Confirmation, together with Baptism and Eucharist, form the Sacraments of Initiation, and are all intimately connected. In the Sacrament of Confirmation, it is the baptized person who is now "sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit", strengthened and ready for service to the Body of Christ.
The prophets of the Old Testament foretold that God's Spirit would rest upon the Messiah to sustain his mission. Their prophecy was fulfilled when Jesus the Messiah was conceived by the Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. The Holy Spirit descended on Jesus on the occasion of his baptism by John. - From the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults
Faith Formation: Confirmation Preparation Program
After the Completion of the 7th grade, a student may enter the two Year Confirmation preparation program. A candidate that successfully completes the Confirmation preparation program, may be confirmed during the Easter Season of the Ninth Grade