Confirmation, the second sacrament of Christian initiation, completes the baptismal grace. By the sacrament of Confirmation the baptized are more perfectly bound to the church and enriched with the special strength of the Holy Spirit. (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1285). The effect of the sacrament of Confirmation is the full outpouring of the Holy Spirit as once granted to the apostles on the day of Pentecost. (CCC 1302) This sacrament of the gift of the Spirit of God within those who believe and are baptized strengthens and helps us carry on the works of Jesus.

Middle School
At the Church of the Resurrection the preparation for and celebration of the sacrament takes place in the 7th and 8th grades in the School and the Catechetical Ministry Programs. You may contact the School at 408-245-4571 or The Office of Catechetical Ministry at: 408-746-0172.

Those students who are in high school join with the middle-school students for preparation and celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation. Contact The Office of Catechetical Ministry at 408-746-0172 for more information.

Adults seeking to be confirmed participate in a series of catechetical sessions during the Easter season. All adult Catholics who are not confirmed and who are regularly practicing their faith are invited and welcomed to consider and participate in the preparation for and celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation. The Bishop of the Diocese confirms adult Catholics at the cathedral on Pentecost or Trinity Sunday every year. Contact Deacon Mike Haas for more information - 408-245-5554, ext 29 -