"All powerful God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, by water and the Holy Spirit you freed your sons and daughters from sin. And gave them new life. Send your Holy Spirit upon them to be their helper and guide. Give them the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of right judgment and courage, the spirit of knowledge and reverence. Fill them with the spirit of wonder and awe in your presence.



/files/My Sample Gallery/confirmation_picture_DEC9.JPGConfirmation or Chrismation is the second sacrament of Christian initiation. It is conferred by the anointing with Sacred Chrism (oil mixed with balsam and consecrated by the bishop), which is done by the laying on of hands to be anointed and sealed with the gifts of the Holy Spirit. We pray that the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit take root in us so that we may become signs of God's living presence in the world.


Preparation for Confirmation is offered in 10th grade through the parish Religious Education Department.  Click here to learn more about our Confirmation program.


Adults wishing to be confirmed in the Catholic Church may prepare for this sacrament through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA).  Click here to learn more about RCIA at St. John's. 


For more information about Confirmation, please contact Andi Little at or 952.890.9434.