Confirmation Is…

The sacrament of Confirmation celebrates the completion of Baptism and a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit, given through anointing with Sacred Chrism, accompanied by the laying on of hands and prayer, which strengthens the faithful as members of the Church to spread and defend the Catholic Faith by word and deed.

Register for Confirmation 2020/2021

Registration for Confirmation prep is open now through the beginning of September.

Click HERE to register online!


Confirmation Materials

Check back here during the year in case you miss class or need to find a handout!


Sacramental Formation

At St. Matthew’s we offer Confirmation for sophomores in high school. Confirmation preparation will be held starting in September on Sunday mornings after 10:30am Mass time virtually (via Zoom), twice a month. A full schedule is below.




Confirmation classes will be held Sundays after the 10:30am Mass from 12-1pm via Zoom.

On weeks that it says “attend 10:30 Mass together”, we will have all Confirmation students attend and sit together in Mass. During the other weeks, we invite families to attend whatever Mass works best for you, 4 p.m. on Saturdays, 8 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. on Sundays.

On weeks that it says “with parents/sponsors”, we invite and encourage parents and/or Confirmation sponsors to attend with you via Zoom. There will be specific formation for parents and sponsors on these dates, because your role in Confirmation is so vital.



The Fall and Winter Confirmation Retreats will be held at St. Matthew’s from 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Starting with Mass, lunch and snacks will be provided.)

*We are committed to the safety of our students, volunteers, and staff, so we will be ensuring that everyone in attendance practices social distancing and wears masks. We want to have some in-person programming for our Confirmation students because it is so important to their formation.



Have Questions About Confirmation?

Check out the Archdiocese of Dubuque’s page for information, quotes, and a video from the Archbishop!




Contact: Megan Moore, Director of Faith Formation or 319-362-9967