The classes they take are called baptisim classes and confirmation classes.
The Confirmation Candidate.
At Confirmation, the young person makes the vows which had been said at his/her own Baptism, for him/herself.
Those preparing for Baptism are called Catechumens or, sometimes, candidates. Those preparing for Confirmation are called confirmandi or sometimes candidates.
Baptism must occur first according to the order of the sacraments, although for some Eastern Rite Catholics Baptism and Confirmation can occur at the same ceremony, the Baptism is done first followed immediately by Confirmation. The normal requirement for confirmation is that the person already be a baptized Catholic.
The Sacrament of Baptism is linked to Confirmation. At Baptism, the baby's godparents make their vows to remain faithful to the Church. At Confirmation, the young person makes the vows him/herself, to remain faithful to the Church.
Because during Confirmation, the young person personally takes on the Christian vows made at his/her Baptism. At Confirmation, the young person receives the Gifts Of the Holy Spirit.
Baptism/Christening takes place when the person is an infant. Confirmation takes place when the person is a young adult.
A candidate is the name of a person who is preparing for confirmation.A catechumin is someone accepted for baptism at Easter.
Confirmation is the Sacrament in which the young person receives the Holy Spirit. At Baptism, the child's Godparents made the vows on his/her behalf. At Confirmation, the young person makes the vows for his/herself.
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