Sacrament of Confirmation (typically 8th grade) - "All-powerful God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, by water and the Holy Spirit you freed your sons and daughters from sin and gave them new life. Send your Holy Spirit upon them to be their helper and guide. Give them the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of right judgment and courage, the spirit of knowledge and reverence. Fill them with the spirit of wonder and awe in your presence. We ask this through Christ our Lord” (Rite of Confirmation). Each fall a parent and Candidate meeting will be held to go over the guidelines, requirements and schedule for the preparation for those preparing to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation. The sacrament is celebrated in the spring at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Grand Rapids.