Baptism, the sacrament of Confirmation and the Eucharist constitute the ‘sacraments of Christian initiation.’ Confirmation represents the completion of baptismal grace: by confirmation, the baptized are ‘more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit’ (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1285). In short, the sacrament of confirmation completes the sacrament of baptism: it is a coming of age.
“Now when the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them. The two went down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit for as yet the Spirit had not come upon any of them; they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus). Then Peter and Johnlaid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit. (Acts 8:14-17)
Every baptized person who has not received confirmation can and should receive the sacrament of Confirmation. The Code of Canon Law states ‘the faithful are obliged to receive this sacrament at the appropriate time’ (Code of Canon Law, can 889 no1).