Confirmation is the sacrament in which the baptized are strengthened by the Holy Spirit in order to bear witness to Christ and prepare to take on the role of a disciple.

Laying on of hands and anointing of chrism.

Words: “Be sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit.”

Acts 8:14-16a, 17

What the Church teaches…

This is a Sacrament of Initiation in which the bishop or a delegated priest confers Confirmation through the anointing with chrism on the recipient’s forehead, which is done by the laying on of the hand, while saying, “Be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Confirmation completes the grace of Baptism by a special outpouring of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, which seals and confirms the baptized in union with Christ and calls them to greater participation in the worship and apostolic life of the Church.

-United States Catholic Catechism for Adults

Confirmation at St. Joseph

The Sacrament of Confirmation is received in the 8th grade year at St. Joseph. Preparation for this Sacrament is done through religious education in both our parish school and Parish School of Religion.

Students who are not enrolled in a Catholic elementary school or who are enrolled in Covington Catholic High School or Villa Madonna, should reach out to Steven Fischer, our Coordinator of Religious Education at or 859-240-8207 for more information on enrolling your child.

If you are an adult who was baptized but never received the Sacrament of Confirmation, please contact Vicki Klocke, our Coordinator of Adult Faith Formation and RCIA at or 859-927-2291 for more information.

On October 18, 2022, the 8th grade students who are preparing for Confirmation will be signing The Statement of Commitment.

Please keep these students in your prayers as they make this next important step in their faith.

We, St. Joseph Catholic Church, strive to be a dynamic, Catholic faith community, following the example of Jesus Christ