Confirmation of Teens

Are you an adult looking to receive Confirmation?


Confirmation of Teens:
Confirmation of Teens is offered for those young adults, grades 8 through high school, wishing to complete their Initiation into the Catholic Church. The two-year preparation process usually begins in grade 7, and is completed at the end of the eighth grade year. The sacrament is traditionally celebrated during the Easter Season. These parishioners (from Sts. Joseph and John School, St. Joseph PSR, and other area parochial schools) take part in a 2-year, parish-based preparation process for the reception of this sacrament. Contact the Faith Formation Office for more information.

Confirmation Preparation 2019

The Sacramental Intent form for Confirmation 2019 was mailed home, and is available here

Please check your email regularly!! Email will be our primary means of communicating with our Confirmation group!!

Confirmation Update 6-29-2018

This portion of the website will be updated frequestly over the summer. Please check back regularly as new information is added.

Important dates for our Confirmation preparation program:
We are excited to announce that our Confirmation Mass will be on Monday, May 13, 2019 with Bishop Martin J. Amos presiding.

Confirmation Service Component:
Service to God and one another are essential to being Catholic christians. Information on Catholic Social Teaching is available here. Students preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Joseph Church are asked to participate in at least 4 service experiences, to reflect thoughtfully on those experiences, to put those reflections into writing and to turn them in to the Faith Formation Office. The Confirmation Service Experiences Overview is available here. Once you have completed your service experience, prepare answers to the questions here. If you have questions about the service component of your preparation, contact Linda Zvoncheck in the Faith Formation Office. NOW is a great time to get started with service!!

Service Opportunities (Updated 7-9-2018)
Strongsville Homecoming Carnival - Volunteers are needed to work at the Ring-Toss booth at the Homecoming Carnival July 25 through July 28. Call Lea Carrigan at 440-465-4043 if you can help with this.

SummerFest 2018 - Parish Picnic - Everyone love the Parish Picnic, but we need volunteers to make it work!! This year the picnic will be on Sunday, July 29th. Follow this link to sign up to help set-up, work one of two shifts at the games, or clean-up. Young Children's Games are reserved for you (our confirmandi) and our Youth Group members to help at, but you may choose to help at another place as well.

Ministry of Assistance School Supply Collection - The MOA will collecting school supplies and monetary donations at all Masses the weekend of August 11th and 12th, and sorting and loading cars for delivery on Monday, August 13th. Follow this link to sign up to help.

St. Augustine Residents at Camp Cheerful - Volunteers are needed to assist St. Augustine residents during their week away from home at Camp Cheerful in Strongsville. Help is needed with cooking or serving meals in the dining hall, playing cards or games with the residents, helping them fish and do crafts or just visiting with them and listening to their stories. If you can help during the week of August 13-16, contact Kathy McConnaughy at 216-215-5859 for more information. 

On-Going Service Opportunities (Updated 5-31-2018)
Feeding Our Family - Our Family Center - On the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday of each month, 4 to 8 parish members travel to Our Family Center, a storefront in East Cleveland, to provide a nourishing, hot meal to 50-70 mean, women and children. A cooking team of 4 to 6 parishioners plans and prepares the meal in the HFC kitchen in advance. The serving team of 4 to 6 parishioners, meets at the church at 2:30pm, goes to Our Family Center to serve the meal, then returns to the church about 5:45pm. Volunteers can participate throughout the year. This would be a great experience for confirmandi and their parents or sponsors to do together. This link will take you to the page on the parish website; once there, you can follow the link to the online sign-up. For more information, contact Al Weaver at Turn on JavaScript!

Kemper House - Volunteer opportunities are available at Kemper House, a residential care facility dedicated to assisting individuals with Alzheimer's Disease. Most opportunities involve playing games and visiting with the residents. Weekday and weekend times are available. Contact Valerie Hurst at 440.846.1100 or Turn on JavaScript! for more information. Kemper House is located at 10890 Prospect Road in Strongsville. 

There will be many opportunities to serve during the coming year - but do not procrastinate!! Read the parish bulletin and check the parish website regularly to see what upcoming events need volunteer assistance. Read the newspaper to see what is happening in the greater communities of Strongsville and Cleveland. It is your responsibility to find the opportunities to fulfill the service requirement for Confirmation. Start this summer!!

If you are interested in getting to know other Catholic teens, check out the By Teens, For Teens Youth Ministry page. 


  • Linda Zvoncheck, 440.238.5555, Turn on JavaScript!