"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.
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:
- Confirmation Retreats
- Broomtree Days of Recollection or Silent Retreats (These are not developed with youth in mind, but have been enjoyed by previous Confirmand. An adult must accompany these events.)
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.
Letter to the Bishop
The confirmand is to write a letter to the Bishop requesting the Sacrament of Confirmation.
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.
An interview with your parish priest will be set up as the date of Confirmation approaches.