Those who have been baptized continue on the path of Christian initiation through the Sacrament of Confirmation. In this sacrament they receive the Holy Spirit, whom the Lord sent upon the apostles at Pentecost. The Sacrament of Confirmation strengthens the baptized and obliges them more firmly to be witnesses of Christ by word and deed and to spread and defend the faith. It imprints a character, enriches by the gift of the Holy Spirit the baptized continuing on the path of Christian initiation and binds them more perfectly to the Church. Divine Mercy Parish offers a two year Confirmation preparation program for students beginning in 7th grade. Students are Confirmed in 8th grade.