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
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 319-362-9967