In the Archdiocese of Dubuque, Baptized Catholics must be 15 years of age by the time they are confirmed; therefore, Confirmation is completed in 9th grade.

Parents who have older students wishing to receive the sacrament of Confirmation, please contact the office.

 Choosing a sponsor is an important part of your preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation. It is appropriate to first consider your Baptismal sponsor (godfather or godmother) to maintain the strong link between the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation. If your Baptismal sponsor cannot be your sponsor for Confirmation, yo may choose another person. All sponsors must meet the following criteria:

  • An active member of the Catholic Church
  • At least 16 years of age
  • Has received the Sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, Holy Eucharist & Confirmation
  • Leads a life in harmony with the faith and the role of a sponsor
  • Not your parent of guardian


Confirmation is scheduled for Sunday, March 4, 2018 at St. Patrick's - Tama, during the 10:30am Mass


Confirmation parent/student meeting: SM - Wednesday, October 11, 6:45pm at SM (during RE) in the library

                                                      SP - Wednesday, October 18, 6:45pm at SP (during RE) in the library


Mass Recognition:

SJ / SP Spanish Mass -  Confirmation students will be recognized at Mass on Saturday, October 28

SM/SP Mass - Confirmation students will be recognized at Mass on Sunday, October 29


 Confirmation Interviews with Father Mike or Deacon Joe: January 10 & 17 at SP; December 13 at SM


Student/Sponsor Practice  will be at SP on Wednesday, February 28 6:45pm (during RE)


Confirmation Candidate Expectations: RE class attendance-no more than 2 unexcused absences, Retreat, Interview with Father Mike, Complete all given assignments, Regular Mass attendance, 


**Pictures/Video during Mass: When processing in and out only!

**There is a punch and cookie reception after Mass in the gathering space sponsored by SP CCW ladies.