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.

Confirmation Materials 2018/2019

If you’ve missed any handouts in class, you can find them here!

Worksheet to help you choose a sponsor: Choosing a Sponsor

Sponsor form DUE OCT 14TH! Confirmation Sponsor Information

Information on service, saint paper, and Mass times: Student Packet

Information for Sponsors: Sponsor Packet



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 between Mass times in St. Matt’s School Gym, twice a month. A full schedule is below.

Registration is now open through September 3rd online. Please click the link below to sign up today!

Confirmation Registration 2018/2019


Confirmation Prep 2018/2019 Schedule

July 20 – September 3            Confirmation Registration Open Online

September 16                           First Confirmation Class (attend 10:30 Mass together)

September 30                         Confirmation Class

October 14                              Confirmation Fall Retreat

October 28                              Confirmation Class (with parents/sponsors)

November 11                          Confirmation Class (attend 10:30 Mass together)

November 25                          Confirmation Class (with parents/sponsors)

December 9                            Confirmation Class (attend 10:30 Mass together)

January 13                               Confirmation Winter Retreat

February 10                             Final Confirmation Class (attend 10:30 Mass together)

February 28                             Confirmation Liturgy (7:00 PM)




Confirmation Classes will be held on Sunday mornings from 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. in the St. Matthew’s School Gymnasium. Please enter using the front doors on A Ave.

On weeks that it says “attend 10:30 Mass together”, we will have all Confirmation students attend and sit together in Mass after our class. 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 come to class. There will be specific formation for parents and sponsors on these dates, because your role in Confirmation is so vital.



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

The Winter Confirmation Retreat will be held either at St. Matthew’s or an off-campus location, with specific times to be determined. Please reserve the entire day for this event.


Have Questions About Confiramtion?

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



Contact: Emily Gignac, Director of Faith Formation or 319-362-9967