(Please register by Friday, December 29, 2017)
In the Diocese of Buffalo, the Sacrament of Confirmation is usually celebration in the high school years as completion of the Sacraments of Initiation. Celebration of this sacrament invites the unique charisms of the Holy Spirit to be fully embraced by the candidate.
Ideally, preparation for this sacrament follows at least two years of high school religious education either in the parish program or Catholic high school. For more information about this program, please contact St. John’s Religious Education Office.
Some adults who have been baptized may also feel drawn to complete their initiation into the Catholic faith through the Sacrament of Confirmation. This process gives personal attention to the specific needs of the adult candidate so that they can enter fully into the preparation process.
Procedure at St. John's
Confirmation is typically made in the Spring of Sophomore Year. Confirmation preparation is required alongside religious education, whether at Catholic School or through Faith Formation. Registration is now open please fill out the registration form above and return via email, fax, collection basket or to the rectory office. Confirmation preparation classes begin on Sunday, January 21st. Classes will take place every Sunday from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM until candidates receive the Sacrament (date to be announced). Registration is in December and Confirmation Prep begins in the January before Confirmation. It includes:
- Confirmation Sessions: Sundays from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM beginning January 21, 2018
- 10 hours of service
- Retreat: Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at St. Mary's of the Angels 201 Reist St., Williamsville, NY
"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth." -Acts 1:8
Questions? Contact Rectory Office 716-873-1122 Fax 716-873-3305