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


Confirmation is the last of three sacraments of initiation that one receives. The sacrament is closely linked to Baptism in that it confirms one's faith and bestows the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Typically, it is celebrated during a young person's high school  years. 


Registration now open to current 8th and 9th grade parishioners: click here for online registration  registro en línea español


Please contact the Parish Center for more information (650) 361-1411.




Group Confirmations are held in the Easter Season every year.

For Teens

Preparation for the Sacrament of a Confirmation is a one-year program open to current 8th and 9th grade parishioners. Current St. Pius School 8th grade students will receive education in the classroom. For more information, contact the Parish Center at (650) 361-1411.


For Adults

Contact Parish Center (650) 361-1411.

You will need to go through our Rite of Christian Initation for Adults (RCIA) program.