Celebrating Confirmation at Saint Paul the Apostle

The Sacrament of Confirmation is a Sacrament of Initiation (along with baptism and the Eucharist) where it is sometimes incorrectly considered the end of initiation.   Confirmation is never really meant to be an ending, but the start of something new. It is a kind of personal Pentecost, a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit in our hearts that makes us doers of the Word of God, not hearers only. Confirmation completes the good work that was begun in baptism and that is continually strengthened in receiving the Eucharist.

Confirmation is the Sacrament to complete initiation into the Catholic Church. For teens, it is a two-year preparation process that runs from September through May. Students typically begin Confirmation in the 9th grade and finish the spring of 10th grade. Applicants must supply a copy of their Baptismal certificate and attend an orientation meeting. 

“When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” Acts 2:1-4


There are a few different Confirmation programs offered at Saint Paul the Apostle. Look through the options and select whichever one applies to you!

Becoming Catholic:

Intended for anyone out of high school who is looking to receive full initiation into the Catholic Church.

Confirmation Sessions for Adults:

Intended for any Catholic out of high school who, for whatever reason, was never Confirmed.

High School Program:

Intended for any 9th-12th grader who is looking to receive full initiation into the Catholic Church.

For those interested in volunteering: 
Our Confirmation groups need your gifts and talents.  You can select from a wide variety of leadership positions based on your interests and availability. Download the form below, and take a look at the opportunities for you to shine and indicate what positions interest you.  Drop off the form at the Parish Office or email below.

For further information and questions inquire below.

Coordinator: Fr. Ryan Casey