Overview of the Sacrament of Confirmation
At Confirmation, we receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit and we are filled with God's grace through the anointing of chrism oil and the laying on of hands by a bishop.
"Bound more intimately to the Church by the Sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are endowed by the Holy Spirit with special strength, hence they are more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith both by word and by deed as true witnesses of Christ" (Lumen Gentium, 11).
Preparation for Receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation As A Teen
Preparation: Study Days are marked on the year calendar (see link below) in green. There will also be social events, which will be publicized as they come up.
Retreat: All candidates for Confirmation are required to attend a retreat prior to their reception of the Sacrament. This retreat will give the candidates an opportunity to spiritually prepare themselves to receive Confirmation. Save the date for Friday, March 24-Saturday, March 25.
Service: Candidates are encouraged to serve the community throughout the year. There are several parish programs that need volunteers, like Sandwiches on Sundays and the Children's Faith Formation program. Appropriate volunteer programs outside of the parish will also be accepted.
Fundraising: We are not charging fees this year, but we ask that you consider making a free-will offering. Your gift, small or large, is most appreciated. Confirmation candidates will be expected to help with fundraisers that we will be holding over the course of the year, such as the annual Rib & Chili Cook-off benefitting St. Pius Youth Ministry.
Calendar link: The year calendar for the Confirmation program can be found here. Since we are compressing the program this year, candidates cannot miss any classes.
The date for the Confirmation Mass is Sunday, May 21 at 5:00 PM.
For more information, contact Michael So at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Group Confirmations are held in the Easter Season every year.
Contact Michael So
(650) 361-1411, ext. 113
Contact Sr. Norberta Villasenor
(650) 361-1411, ext. 115
You will need to go through our Rite of Christian Initation for Adults (RCIA) program.