"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.'"
From Catechism of the Catholic Church, Paragraph 1285, Retrieved from http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p2s2c1a2.htm
What is necessary to receive the sacrament?
To receive the sacrament of Confirmation in the Diocese of Harrisburg, a person must be a baptized Catholic who has reached the age corresponding to eight grade. A person must successfully complete a religious education program. Please contact the parish office for more information.
How can I learn more about the sacrament?
The following links provide more information on the sacrament.
Confirmation by Thomas Scannell in The Catholic Encyclopedia via New Advent