Confirmation

Rite of Confirmation

The Sacrament of Confirmation confers special graces of the Holy Spirit upon the person being confirmed just as such graces were granted to the Apostles on Pentecost. Like Baptism, it can only be performed once; Confirmation increases and deepens all of the graces granted at Baptism.  Each confirmand must have been baptized and in the state of grace.  As a successor to the apostles, upon whom the Holy Spirit descended at Pentecost the First Confirmation, the bishop is the minister of Confirmation.  The Church stresses this connection of confirmation, through the bishop, to the ministry of the apostles.  The 8th graders of the Parish School of Religion and St. Joseph School will be prepared to be receive this Sacrament at a scheduled Mass in the Spring of 2018.  Service hours, a service essay and attendance at a Confirmation Retreat are among the requirements.  The Saint Joseph Confirmation Retreat is scheduled for March 9-12 2018 at The Pines Catholic Camp in Big Sandy, Texas.

Important Dates:

December 11, 2017 – Select Confirmation Saint
January 22, 2018 – Select Confirmation Sponsor
March 9th to 11th 2018 – Confirmation Retreat, The PINES Catholic Camp
April 9, 2018 – Service Essay and 20 Service Hours completed
May 12, 2018 – Confirmation, 4:00 Mass

CONFIRMATION REGISTRATION 2017-2018

CONFIRMATION HANDBOOK 2017-2018

CONFIRMATION SERVICE HOURS 2017-18

CONFIRMATION PASTOR VERIFICATION 2017-2018

CONFIRMATION SPONSOR GUIDELINES & COMMITMENT 2017-18