Young people in 10th grade or older are invited to formally commit to a deeper understanding and involvement in their Catholic Faith. Candidates must have participated in a faith formation program or a Catholic high school in previous years. Beginning in the Fall of their 10th grade year, students will begin a two year preparation program culminating with the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation in February of their 11th grade year. All will actively participate in Small Group Formation classes.
Confirmation preparation offers Candidates large group events, ritual and prayer experiences, and a retreat. This journey is shared with a sponsor chosen by the candidate.
Our Confirmation Mass will be celebrated on Our Confirmation Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, May 5, 2024, at 2:00 PM at the Church of St. Anthony in Watkins.
Confirmation Calendar 2023 – 2024
AFC Sunday Evening Confirmation Sessions (6:30 – 8:00 PM)
(For 2nd year Confirmation candidates and their sponsors)
October 1 * November 12 * December 3 * January 7 * February 4 * March 10 * April 28
(The April 28th will also include the Confirmation Mass rehearsal.)
St. Philip Wednesday Evening Confirmation Sessions (6:30 – 7:30 PM)
(For both 1st year and 2nd year Confirmation candidates)
September 13, 20, 27 * October 4, 11, 25 * November 1, 8, 15, 29 * December 6, 13, 20
January 3, 10, 17, 24 * February 7, 14, 21, 28 * March 6, 13, 20 * April 3, 10, 17, 24
The Churches of St. John’s and Our Lady have their own Wed. evening schedules. Please consult the Shepherd of Souls website calendar or contact Dcn. John Hansen or Deb McCann for St. John’s and Our Lady schedules, respectively.
Confirmation Commitment Sunday
(For 2nd year Confirmation candidates)
Sunday, October 15 – refer to AFC Sunday Mass schedules. St. Philip’s Mass is at 8:00 AM.
(For 1st year Confirmation candidates)
Jan. 29, 4:00 – 9:00 PM
Held at St. Anthony
Sunday, May 5, at 2:00 PM
Congratulations to our 2023 Confirmands