In the Sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized person is "sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit" and is strengthened for service to the Body of Christ. Before he died, Jesus promised that the Spirit would be given to the Apostles and to the entire Church.  After his death, he was raised by the Father in the power of the Spirit.

Confirmation deepens our baptismal life that calls us to be missionary witnesses of Jesus Christ in our families, neighborhoods, society, and the world.  . . .  We receive the message of faith in a deeper and more intensive manner with great emphasis given to the person of Jesus Christ, who asked the Father to give the Holy Spirit to the Church for building up the community in loving service. 

- United States Catholic Catechism for Adults

High School

In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, a candidate for Confirmation must be at least 16 years old by the date of their Confirmation. High schoolers interested in receiving the sacrament should enroll, with their families, in Family Faith Formation.

To receive Confirmation with Sacred Heart, a student must actively participate in Family Faith Formation, fulfill the Archdiocesan requirement of 40 service hours during their sacramental year, and participate in our Confirmation Retreat. Contact Family Faith Formation here for more information. 


Adults seeking Confirmation must enroll in our Family Faith Formation program and actively participate in the Adult Formation sessions. Adult Catholics are normally confirmed on Pentecost of each year at the Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist by the Archbishop. 

Baptized adults who are seeking entry into the Catholic Church from another Christian community are confirmed either at Pentecost as above, or at the parish, when ready. Contact Family Faith Formation here for more information on your specific situation.