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 and up, 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 2018

If you have a child who would like to prepare to be confirmed in the spring of 2018, please fill out and return the Confirmation Sacramental Intent form here by August 1, 2017.

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

Confirmation Update 9-29-2017

Please note that the Sacramental Forum will be on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 7:00pm in the church. New this year: this meeting is for parents, the Confirmation candidate/confirmandi, and the Confirmation sponsor.

Important dates for our Confirmation preparation program:
Monday, October 2, 2017 - Sacramental Forum, 7:00-8:00pm in the church. Parents, Confirmandi and sponsors must attend this event.
Wednesday, November 8 OR Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - Sacramental Parent Retreat, 7:00-8:15pm in the HFC. Choose one of the two dates to attend. Only parents need to attend this event.
Sunday, October 22, 2017 - Faith Night with By Teens, For Teens, 6:00-7:30pm in the HFC. Confirmandi only need to attend this event.
Sunday, December 3, 2017 - Faith Night with By Teens, For Teens, 6:00-7:30-pm in the HFC. The Exploring Confirmation Names & Saints form is due. Confirmandi only need to attend this event.
Sunday, January 7, 2018 - Faith Night with By Teens, For Teens, 6:00-7:30pm in the HFC. Letters of Hope are due. Confirmandi only need to attend this event.
Saturday, January 27, 2018 - Confirmation Retreat, 11:00am-5:30pm, meet in the HFC. Lunch will be provided. The Final Confirmation Name form is due. Confirmandi only need to attend this event, but parents and sponsors are asked to meet students and attend the 4:30 Mass with them.
Sunday, February 25, 2018 - Faith Night with By Teens, For Teens, 6:00-7:30pm in the HFC. Confirmandi only need to attend this event. 
Friday, March 9-Sunday, March 11, 2018 - Plan to attend an hour of more at the continuous Eucharistic Adoration, with your parent or sponsor, in the church. Watch the bulletin for sign-up information.
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - Practice for Confirmation, 6:00pm in the church. Confirmandi and sponsors must attend.
Monday, May 14, 2018 - Confirmation Mass at 7:00pm in the church. Confirmandi and sponsors must be seated in the church by 6:30pm.

Confirmation 2018 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 3 service experiences, to reflect thoughtfully on those experiences, to put those reflections into writing and to turn them in to the Faith Formation Office. Please read the Confirmation Service Experiences Overview available here. Once you have completed your service experience, prepare answers to the questions here. If you have questions about the service component of our preparation, contact Linda Zvoncheck in the Faith Formation Office.

Service Opportunities (Updated 10-20-2017)

St. Joseph Parish's SOUL Race - Organizers of the SOUL Race on Saturday, October 21st, are in need of 2 teens who would like to handle facepainting for children who come to the race. These teens will work from 8-10:00am. Contact Turn on JavaScript! if you are interested in doing this. 

Parish Service Day - Saturday, October 28th will be the third annual Day of Service. The organizing committee has booked service opportunities at local nursing facilities, in Cleveland at Habitat for Humanity locations, at homes of some of our senior parishioners and in many other locations. Follow this link to the online sign up to participate in this service experience. Hint: many of these Service Day experiences would be nice opportunities for your parents or sponsors to join in!

Boy Scouts Yard Charge - Boy scout Troop 701 is having their annual Yard Charge Service Project on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 9:00am-12:00noon. Meet at the Strongsville Library Parking Lot. Yard assignments will be handed out. All family members are welcome. Dress appropriately and bring work gloves, rakes, tarps and leaf blowers. Contact Tom James at Turn on JavaScript! for more information.  

Ministry of Assistance Fall Food Collection - The MOA folks need help at all Masses November 11th and 12th collecting food donations before Mass and collecting monetary donations after all Masses. Additionally, they need help loading the food into cars for delivery after the 12 noon Mass. Follow this link to sign-up to help. 

Trunk or Treat - Volunteers are needed to help with St. Joseph Parish's Trunk or Treat event on Sunday, October 29th from 12 noon until 3:00 pm. Report to the Bell Tower Parking Lot at 12 ready to play Halloween-themed games and to help with candy distribution as young children visit our decorated cars for trunk-or-treating. Follow this link for the online signup. 

Decorate the Holy Family Center for Christmas - The Art and Environment Committee needs some help decorating the HFC for the Christmas season. Follow this link to sign-up on line to help on Saturday, November 25th from 10am until 12noon.

Jesus's Birthday Party - Help families and young children celebrate the birth of Jesus at Jesus's Birthday Party on Saturday, December 16th from 2:30-4:00pm. Help is needed with games, crafts, food service and the Nativity Skit. Follow this link if you can help.

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!