In the Diocese of Buffalo, the Sacrament of Confirmation is usually celebrated in the high school years as a completion of the Sacraments of Initiation. The 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 the student's sophomore year of high school.  Confirmation preparation is required alongside religious education, whether at Catholic school or through Faith Formation.  Confirmation classes will take place once a month on Tuesday from 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. until candidates receive the Sacrament (date to be announced). 

To find out more information regarding classes, registration and more, please visit the Religious Education page.


"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