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Confirmation

In the Sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized person is "sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit" and is strengthened for service to the Body of Christ. Confirmation enriches the baptized with the strength of the Holy Spirit so that they can better witness to Christ in word and deed (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 1285). Anointed by the Holy Spirit at Confirmation, Christians strengthen their bond with the Church and become better equipped to carry out the Church’s mission of love and service.

Attention Parents of Future Confirmation Students:  Beginning September 2017, the Confirmation program for children attending public school will become a mandatory two-year program.  Children may start Confirmation I Class, as early as 6th grade, and complete the Confirmation II class in 7th grade.  If you child is currently in fifth or sixth grade and not attending religious education classes and wants to be confirmed, he/she should register for the Confirmation I classes starting in the fall of 2017.  If your child attends parochial school, they can register for Confirmation II classes, as early as 7th grade.  Any questions, contact Saundra Rodgers at cff@stjosephwv.org

 
Parents are encouraged to enroll their children in our Confirmation program following 6th grade. To enroll yourself or your child, contact the parish office.