These two Sacraments, together with the first, Baptism, serve to confirm, strengthen, and increase one’s faith and closeness with the community of Christ.
Fundamentally, it’s a coming of age ceremony, which involves being responsible for one’s faith and actions, usually around the age of 12 or 13. Confirmation rituals involve laying on of hands by the priest, as well as anointing with holy oils.
Prior to being confirmed, you would normally attend a series of special classes to learn about the sacrament, your faith and your Catholic responsibilities. Confirmation preparation helps young Catholics have a proper understanding of how to live as a follower of Christ.
Eating and drinking with the rest of the community at the Table of the Lord is a sign of belonging fully to that community. Confirmation is usually celebrated together with, or just prior to, first reception of Eucharist.