“Those who have been baptized continue on the path of Christian Initiation through the Sacrament of Confirmation.” In this way, they receive the Holy Spirit, conforming them more perfectly to Christ and strengthening them so that they may “bear witness to Christ for the building up of his Body in faith and charity.”– Order of Confirmation, 1-2; see CIC, c. 879.

Diocesan guidelines require two years of formal faith formation before the reception of Confirmation. Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation begins in 7th grade. Our program offers classes for children in 7th grade and high school students preparing to receive this Sacrament.

Children’s Confirmations are celebrated in the Spring at St. Joseph Parish.

Confirmation Requirements

Listed below are the specific requirements for each Confirmation program with due dates. All information should be handed in to the Office of Faith Formation.

Confirmandi of 2022
  1. Choose your Confirmation Name and write a Saint Report on the Saint Name chosen for Confirmation. Due to the Office of Faith Formation by the week of April 12, 2021.
  2. Attend the Confirmation Retreat (to be held in the Spring of 2021).
  3. Participate in all Stewardship Opportunities (to be held in the Spring of 2021).
Confirmandi of 2021
  1. Choose your Confirmation Saint name and complete Saint Report. Due to the Office of Faith Formation by April 30, 2021.
  2. Choose a Sponsor. The person you choose as your sponsor must be a fully initiated Roman Catholic who is 14 years of age or older, and in a valid Church marriage (if married). Your sponsor cannot be your parent. Your sponsor must obtain a “Sponsor Certificatefrom the parish where he/she worships. (If your Sponsor is a member of St. Joseph Parish, he/she should reach out to our Parish Office to request a Sponsor Certificate). Due to the Office of Faith Formation by  April 30, 2021.
  3. There is a 2nd year Confirmation Fee of $40 (in addition to the Tuition Fee). This fee covers the cost of this year’s retreat and the purchase of your confirmation robe (which is yours to keep). Due to the Office of Faith Formation by  March 25, 2021
  4. Attend the Confirmation Retreat (to be held in the Spring of 2021).
  5. Participate in all Stewardship Opportunities (to be held in the Spring of 2021).

In addition to the above requirements, you will also be expected to fulfill the following as a Candidate for Confirmation:

  1. Weekly Mass attendance.
  2. Weekly attendance at Faith Formation Classes or your Catholic School.
  3. Proper preparation for class instruction and completed homework assignments.
  4. Candidate must demonstrate adequate knowledge of the content of the Catholic faith.
  5. Periodic participation in the Rite of Reconciliation.
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