Overview of the Sacrament of Confirmation

At Confirmation, we receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit and we are filled with God's grace through the anointing of chrism oil and the laying on of hands by a bishop.

"Bound more intimately to the Church by the Sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are endowed by the Holy Spirit with special strength, hence they are more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith both by word and by deed as true witnesses of Christ" (Lumen Gentium, 11).

Preparation for Receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation As A Teen

Confirmation is the last of three sacraments of initiation that one receives. The sacrament is closely linked to Baptism in that it confirms one's faith and bestows the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Typically, it is celebrated in 8th grade or during a young person's high school years. 





For Teens

Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation is a one-year program open to current 8th grade and high school parishioners who have been registered in the parish for at least 6 months. Current St. Pius School 8th grade students receive education in the classroom. 

Program begins in the fall each year.

For more information, contact the Parish Center at (650) 361-1411.

For Adults

You will need to go through our Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) program. Please visit the RCIA page or contact the Parish Center at (650) 361-1411.