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Sacrament of Confirmation


Students preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation are required to attend 7th and 8th grade classes in either Saint Katharine Drexel’s Faith Formation program or be enrolled as a student at Saint Joseph School.

Confirmation dates are determined by the Diocese of Harrisburg.

Students from Saint Katharine Drexel Church who attend Saint Joseph School will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation with the Faith Formation students at Saint Katharine Drexel Church.


Confirmation Dates 2023

August 28, 2022 – General Parent Meeting

December 4, 2022 – Baptismal Certificate Due

February 11, 2023 – Confirmation Retreat

March 5, 2023 – Due: Letter to Father Ken Smith, Letter to Bishop Ronald Gainer, Confirmation Sponsor Form

April 2, 2023 – Service Hours and Spiritual Exercises Due

April 16, 2023 – 2 p.m. – Confirmation Interviews and Confessions

April 23, 2023 – 2 p.m. – Confirmation Rehearsal at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 310 Hertzler Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

May 3, 2023 – 6:30 p.m. – Confirmation Ceremony at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 310 Hertzler Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055; Students are to arrive at STEAS by 5:15 p.m.; Sponsors are to arrive at STEAS by 6:00 p.m.

*Important PDF and Online Form Links*

Important Confirmation Dates pdf

Sponsor Certificate

Confirmation Dress Code

Confirmation Appendices – Explanation of Spiritual Exercises and Service Hours 

Parent Handbook for Confirmation



  • Mass Times

  • Saturday Vigil:  4:30 p.m.
    Sunday:  8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. (live stream)

  • Monday: No Mass
    Tuesday: 9:00 a.m.
    Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.
    Thursday: 9:00 a.m.
    Friday: 9:00 a.m.

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  • Sacrament of Penance/ReconciliationWednesdays: 6:00 p.m.

  • Fridays: 8:00 a.m.
    Saturdays: 3:30 p.m.
    Anytime by appointment or request

  • Holy Days of Obligation
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