This has been a subject of debate for a long time. The early church conferred the Sacrament of Confirmation on people when they were young, right after baptism. The Eastern Churches still do this. Many dioceses in the United States confirm in the 8th or 9th grade. A few have the Sacrament of Confirmation before First Communion in the 2nd grade. The Sacraments of Initiation are Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. Eucharist is a symbol of being fully initiated and fully in union with the church, a full member of the Church. Some Dioceses preserve that order and others have gone with a different order. There is no age specified for confirmation.