"Now when the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent them Peter and John, who went down and prayed for them, that they might receive the holy Spirit, for it had not yet fallen upon any of them; they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then they laid hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit. " Acts 8:14-17

Date of 2017-2018 Confirmation: April 29, 2018


The Diocese of Sioux Falls confirms those in their sophomore year of high school.

Confirmation Checklist


Class on the following Sunday evenings from 7-8:30pm in the religion room at JPII (classroom in the east wing next to the teachers' lounge.

        • January 14, January 28, February 11, February 25, March 11, March 25, and April 8


By requirement of the Diocese of Sioux Falls, the confirmand must attend a retreat during the time of preparation for the sacrament. Retreat opportunities include:

Retreat Form

Choose a Sponsor

How to Choose a Sponsor

Role of a Sponsor--Handout to give to your sponsor


Six total hours will be required: 2 hours in the Church, 2 hours within the family, and 2 in the community. Family hours include anything that would go above and beyond normal duties in the home. There is also the requirement to do a service project with his or her sponsor. See details below.

Service Hour Record Form

Sponsor/Confirmand Service Form

Service Opportunities

Letter to the Bishop

The confirmand is to write a letter to the Bishop requesting the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Letter to the Bishop Guidelines

Saint Report

The confirmand may choose to keep your baptismal name or you can choose another saint name. An essay is to be written describing the chosen saint's life and why the saint was chosen.

Saint Report Guidelines


An interview with your parish priest will be set up as the date of Confirmation approaches.