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Confirmation“It is evident from its celebration that the effect of the sacrament of Confirmation is the special outpouring of the Holy Spirit as once granted to the apostles on the day of Pentecost.

From this fact, Confirmation brings an increase and deepening of baptismal grace:

  • It roots us more deeply in the divine filiation which makes us cry, “Abba! Father”,
  • It unites us more firmly to Christ
  • It increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit in us
  • It renders our bond with the Church more perfect
  • It gives us a special strength of the Holy Spirit to spread and defend the faith by word and action as true witnesses of Christ, to confess the name of Christ boldly, and never to be ashamed of the Cross.”

(CCC 1302-1303)

Confirmation Preparation at St Katharine Drexel Parish

  • Confirmation is a two-year sacramental program for seventh and eighth graders.
  • Baptized children, who have not received First Holy Communion or Confirmation, please contact Scott Root, Coordinator of Religious Education/Middle Grades, at or by phone at (717) 697-8716 x228 for additional information.
  • Baptized adult Catholics, who have not received the sacraments of Holy Eucharist or Confirmation, please contact Father Ken Smith, Pastor at by phone at (717) 697-8716 x227 for additional information.


*For more specific information and resources for this year’s Confirmation preparation, please visit here

  • 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.

  • Click Here for Live Stream Link for Sunday Mass

  • 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
    Please check Bulletin for Mass Schedule

  • Mass & Confession Times

Saint Katharine Drexel