Like Baptism which it completes, Confirmation is given only once, for it too imprints on the soul an indelible spiritual mark, the "character," which is the sign that Jesus Christ has marked a Christian with the seal of his Spirit by clothing him with power from on high so that he may be his witness. - Catechism of the Catholic Church #1304

This "character" perfects the common priesthood of the faithful, received in Baptism, and "the confirmed person receives the power to profess faith in Christ publicly and as it were officially (quasi ex officio)."  - Catechism of the Catholic Church #1305

 "As Primary educators of their children, parents, along with sponsors, are to be intimately involved in Catechesis for Confirmation." - National Catechetical Directory

Our sacramental program includes Confirmation catechesis of both parents and candidates. Catechesis for the Candidates is a three-year program beginning in the 5th level and concluding in the spring of their 7th level of Religious Education.