The Sacrament of Confirmation marks the shift from being a child to becoming an adult in the church. The confirmand receives the Holy Spirit in a special way to assist in making adult decisions.
At St. Joseph Church, Confirmation is celebrated in the 11th Grade. Preparation for Confirmaiton begins in 10th grade and is a 2 year preparation process involving the parents and their sponsor. The next Confirmation ceremony will be held on May 6, 2016. Registration for Faith Formation classes in 10th grade is essential for candidates to prepare spiritually and mentally. After completion of the sacramental preparation program requirements and prior to the ceremony, students meet with the sacramental preparation leaders to share their responses to key questions, and to ask any questions they have about personal spiritual development and the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Candidates for the Sacrament of Confirmation should seek for themselves some answers to the following three questions.