Preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation is a one year process that usually takes place in the 9th grade. The candidates meet as a large group one Sunday per month from 6-8 pm at St. John XXIII. Students meet in small groups weekly as well as having Enrichment and Service requirements. There is also a retreat requirement. 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.