Our daughter is in a Catholic school, in 8th grade. Confirmation is in 2 months. Very few of the Catholic students in her class attend Sunday mass regularly; most never attend Sunday mass; yet almost all of them will be confirmed. I've had a negative view of her classmates for the past year especially. That is when several girls in her class were masturbating as a group during recess, out in the open! My daughter is a good girl, quite innocent, and seemed somewhat traumatized by what she had seen. I was very upset about it and let the principal know and now they think I'm too strict, uptight, etc. most of the kids are from wealthy families and their parents let them do whatever they want:(
I am worried that my daughter will not benefit from the sacrament in this setting. Her classmates don't care about confirmation, the Church, etc. should she consider waiting? Perhaps in a few years we will be in a different parish and she will be surrounded by better influences.