Confirmation is one of the Sacraments of Initiation, along with Baptism and Eucharist. Comfirmation completes the grace of Baptism by a special outpouring of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, which seal or "confirm" the baptized in union with Christ and equip them for active participation in the worship and apostolic life of the Church.
According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the gifts of the Holy Spirit are permanent dispositions that make us docile to follow the promptings of the Holy Spirit. The traditional list of seven gifts of the Holy Spirit comes from Isaiah 11:1-3. They are: wisdom, understanding, knowledge, counsel, piety, fortitude and fear of the Lord.
The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City mandates a two-year period of preparation for high school students seeking the Sacrament of Confirmation. Adults who have not been confirmed are invited to RCIA, the process known as Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. High school students and adults who have not yet been confirmed should contact the Office of Discipleship & Evangelization.