WHAT IS CONFIRMATION?
Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the "sacraments of Christian initiation". The reception of the sacrament of Confirmation completes your baptismal grace. The sacrament of Confirmation enriches one with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. You are a true witness of Christ, more able and obligated to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.
At St. Joseph’s
Preparation for Confirmation is a self-paced, individualized process for young people which can begin as early as 10th grade. The goal is to deepen their connection to the parish and broader Church through participation and to give each candidate a chance to discover the role of Christ and the Church in their own life. Each Candidate will be assigned to a parish mentor who will help them create a preparation action plan following their completion of a Faith Survey. This survey is based on the four pillars of the Catholic Church: Profession of Faith (Creed), Celebration of Christian Mystery (Sacraments), Life in Christ (Moral & Social Teachings), Christian Prayer. The action plan will consist of presentations, prayer experiences, a Parish ministry, and a retreat in addition to ongoing Faith Formation. The Candidate and mentor will maintain communication throughout the process.
Already registered for the confirmation preparation program?
Please visit the confirmation program website for details.
Please contact Esther Jaeger at the parish office 651-423-4402.