Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the “sacraments of Christian initiation,” whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For “by the sacrament of Confirmation” [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1285)
The Archdiocese of New Orleans celebrates the sacrament of Confirmation in eleventh grade. Attendance at a Catholic high school for at least two years prior to the sacrament is required. If not enrolled in a Catholic high school, attendance for at least two years prior to the sacrament at weekly Parish School of Religion (CCD) class is mandatory.
At this time, Our Lady of the Rosary Parish does not have enough young people to support our own CCD program. Therefore, we recommend that parents contact one of our neighboring parishes (St. Dominic Parish, St. Pius X, and/or St. Anthony of Padua).