Confirmation is the second Sacrament of Initiation. It is the outpouring of the gifts of the Holy Spirit which increases and deepens our baptismal grace: "They are more perfectly bound to the Church by the sacrament of Confirmation, and the Holy Spirit endows them with special strength so that they are more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith, both by word and by deed, as true witnesses of Christ" (Lumen Gentium, 11).
Normally, this sacrament is received at St. John’s in the spring of 8th grade. The requirements to receive Confirmation are: the family must be registered in our parish, attend Mass weekly, and be either in our parish school or in our Religious Education Program. During the last 3 years, a concentrated preparation program is offered for the Confirmand/parent/sponsor.