CCC 1285 Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the "sacraments of Christian initiation," whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For "by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed."
Students prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation in 7th and 8th grades at St. Joseph. The program meets on the same day as our K-6th religious education program, Wednesday evenings 6 to 7:30 PM. For the 2020-21 school year, we are meeting two days per month. Students complete the online Ascension Press' Chosen curriculum as well.