Preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation is a two year process that usually takes place in the 9th and 10th grades. 9th graders (confirmation I) meet once per month on the 3rd Sunday of the month from 6:00-8:00 pm at John XXIII. They also are required to do 20 hours of service work. 10th graders (confirmation II) meet once per month on the 1st Sunday of the month from 6:00-8:00 pm at St. John XXIII. There is also a required retreat. Contact the parish office for more information.

Xavier families are asked to register their children for sacramental preparation at St. John XXIII. The question is often asked if children who attend Catholic schools still need to do sacrament preparation. The answer is “yes.” Sacramental preparation occurs within the parish community where the sacraments are celebrated.