Confirmation

It is not always easy to be a witness to our faith. We need special help from God just as Jesus’ disciples did. As the disciples were blessed with the fullness of the Holy Spirit and received the Gifts of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, we receive the sign or the seal of the Holy Sprit in Confirmation. When we were baptized we began our initiation into the Church. Through Conformation, we continue with one more step into the Body of Christ. We are called to give public witness to the good news to the Catholic community. We are then sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit and strengthened to live our baptismal promises. Because, like Baptism, Confirmation imprints on the soul an indelible spiritual mark, like Baptism it can never be repeated.

Teens are generally confirmed in our diocese in 8th grade.  Please contact our PSR Office, 740-965-1358, or see here for more information. Adults who are baptized Catholic and have made their First Communion, but are not Confirmed, may be eligible to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation from the bishop at St. Joseph Cathedral.  This is normally done the first Saturday of November.  For more information, contact Paul Stokell at (740) 965-1358 extension 100 or pstokell.saintjohn@gmail.com.