And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were.  Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them.  And they were all filled with the holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.   ~ Acts 2:2-4

 Confirmation at St. John the Evangelist

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

— Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1303

For Middle School and High School age

Any young person that desires to prepare for the sacrament of Confirmation is welcome to contact us for a Sacrament Conversation, the first step in sacramental preparation at St. John.  For questions or to schedule a conversation, contact:  Angel Koerkel (517-784-0553 or
The SPONSOR LETTER needs to be completed by the sponsor and signed by their pastor, if they are not parishioners at St. John, then returned to our Formation Department.
If you will be sponsoring someone for Baptism or Confirmation at another parish, you can also complete this same letter and bring it to the parish office for Fr. Chas to sign.  You will need to know the name & address of the parish it needs to go to, and if it needs to be addressed to someone specific there (ex: attn Fr. Smith).
For more information please contact:
Coordinator of Sacramental Preparation:  Angel Koerkel  (
Director of Family Discipleship:  Kathy Blanchard (

For Adults

If you are an adult who is interested in receiving Confirmation in the Catholic Church — either you were baptized Catholic but did not celebrate Confirmation previously, or you are coming from another faith background and would like to explore what it means to be Catholic — please contact Todd Gale ( or Angel Koerkel (