In the Archdiocese of Dubuque, Baptized Catholics must be high school 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, February 17, 2019 at St. Patrick's - Tama, during the 10:30am Mass
Confirmation parent/student meeting: SM - Wednesday, October 10, 6:45pm at SM (during RE) in the library
SP - Wednesday, October 17, 6:45pm at SP (during RE) in the library
SJ - Confirmation students will be recognized at Mass on Saturday, October 20
SM/SP/SP Spanish Mass - Confirmation students will be recognized at Mass on Sunday, October 21
Confirmation Interviews with Father Mike or Deacon Joe: January 9 & 23 at SP; December 19 at SM
Student/Sponsor Practice will be at SP on Wednesday, February 13 6:45pm (during RE). Servers will also attend practice.
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.