Preparation Schedule

2021 Preparation Schedule

Confirmation Mini-Retreat
Friday, September 10, 2021
Saint Joseph Parish, 5-9pm

Candidate & Sponsor Day of Reflection

Sunday, October 10, 2021
Founders Hall, 12:15-3pm

Confirmation Mass
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Saint Joseph Church, 7:00pm




The Sacrament of Confirmation
completes the grace of Baptism by a special outpouring of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, which seal or "confirm" the baptized in union with Christ and equip them for active participation in the worship and apostolic life of the Church (CCC 1285).

At Saint Joseph, the Sacrament of Confirmation is usually celebrated in the fall of 8th grade. The Confirmation Preparation Program is for any 7th grade student at Saint Joseph Grade School or CCD student at Saint Joseph Church who seeks the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Catholic Church. Please refer to the preparation schedule to the left for important dates.

*If your child is not in 7th grade but still desires to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation, please contact the Director of Religious Education.

Sean Driscoll
Director of Religious Education
574-234-3134, ext. 114

Adults wishing to be fully initiated into the Catholic Church need to complete the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) formation process. Adults who have been baptized and received their First Holy Communion in the Catholic Church are eligible for the Sacrament of Confirmation. This is celebrated in the summer with other adults from around the diocese. Please contact the Director of Religious Education for information about preparing for this sacrament.

Individuals who have not been baptized or have not received their First Holy Communion are invited to participate in the entire RCIA process at Saint Joseph. The RCIA process concludes with celebration of all three Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil in the spring.

Sean Driscoll
Director of Religious Education
574-234-3134, ext. 114

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