The Sacrament of Confirmation provides the Grace of strengthening our commitment as Christian Disciples and equips us for participation in Christ’s Mission through the gifts of the Holy Spirit. It is through this Sacrament that our initiation as Christians is complete.
Teens entering sophmore and junior year of High School may seek the Sacrament of Confirmation. The Teen Confirmation program is a 2 year program - Sophmore thru Junior year. If, however, the candidate attends a Catholic high school it need only be one year. The confirmation candidates meet on the 1st and 3rd Sunday evening of the month, mid-September through May and on other specified dates.
The requirements to participate in the Confirmation Preparation program are:
• Must have attended 2 years of high-school level parish catechesis or be enrolled in a Catholic High School,
• Have attended at least one retreat, youth rally, or mission’s trip through St. Joseph Parish, and have completed 10 hours of service per year prior to their Confirmation year.
• If they do not meet this prerequisite, they may not be Confirmed until 12th grade or when they are a freshman in college, depending on what they have to do to fulfill the above noted requirements.
The requirements to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation are:
• Fully practice their faith (this means, at a minimum: 1. attend Mass every Sunday and Holy Day of Obligation; 2. Receive Communion at least once a year at Easter; 3. Receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation once a year.)
• Attend and fully participate in the Confirmation Prep sessions.
• Attend the two-day, one-night Confirmation retreat or a retreat of equivalent length with another parish.
• Complete at least 20 hours of community service.
If one of your teens is in need of the Sacrament of Confirmation, send an email to the CFM office or call the CFM office at 262-662-3317 X122.
Adult Catholics who have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation are encouraged to seek this Sacrament. Preparation for this Sacrament is held as a part of our Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). Generally adults receive the Sacrament of Confirmation during the Easter Vigil. If you are in need of the Sacrament of Confirmation, send an email to the parish or call the parish office at 262-662-2832 to schedule an appointment to discuss further.