Adult Confirmation

Full adult membership in the Roman Catholic church is achieved with the reception of the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation. Most Catholics born into our faith receive Baptism as infants and Eucharist in the second grade. Confirmation is often received in the eighth grade. Due to circumstances of all kinds a significant number of adults never received Confirmation.

At St. John’s the process for adults begins with getting in touch with Peter Barbernitz at 410-964-1430 or by email at Depending upon your current readiness for the sacrament you may meet with Peter several times, read some books and prepare for the sacrament individually. OR – you may find a group setting more your style.  You might then join our RCIA program, meeting on Sunday mornings at 10:30 at Wilde Lake. When you’re ready you get confirmed!


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