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Students preparing for Confirmation are required to have three years of active participation in the Parish School of Religion (Grades 6, 7, and 8) or have attended a Catholic School or used a Bishop-approved Catholic Home School religion program. 

 

The Confirmation Mass is scheduled by the Bishop's Office.  Although not guaranteed, it typically takes place in the spring. Confirmation Mass date is communicated to candidates and their families as soon as we are made aware of it.

 

FAITH ~ COMMUNITY ~ SERVICE

The following is St John’s roadmap for preparing for the Sacrament for Confirmation and applies to all candidates.

1. Mass Attendance

The candidate is expected to attend Mass every weekend.

2. Baptismal Certificate

If not baptized at St John’s, submit a copy of baptismal certificate to the Office of Religious Education.

3. Attend Confirmation Prep Sessions

The candidate is expected to attend all confirmation prep sessions.

4. Choose a Sponsor and a Saint Name

The candidate should choose a sponsor (other than a parent) that is a Confirmed Catholic and has an active faith life. This should be someone that is supportive, will discuss faith, and pray for the teen.

The student candidate should pick a canonized Saint who shares some of the things they are interested in, passionate about, identify with, or desire to emulate.

5. Attend Parent or Sponsor/ Candidate Faith Sharing Session

Information and date provided at the beginning of the year. 

6. Service

Candidate will be made aware of the service project at the beginning of the year.  Requirements will be discussed in class.

These requirements provide opportunities for those seeking the Sacrament of Confirmation to

prayerfully reflect on the graces of the ever-deepening relationship of love for God and neighbor and the mission of the church. We partner with you and hope to engage and inspire a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith and accompany them into a deeper relationship with Jesus.

 

Guided by church requirements and our mission to nurture a personal relationship with Christ and the Church.  Emphasis is placed on sharing our gifts from God and the call to lead and change the world by our faith (Acts 1:8). Our goal in preparing teens for the Sacrament of Confirmation is to equip them with knowledge of the faith and ignite in them, with the help of the Holy Spirit, a fire to share the faith.