Did you know that when you receive the sacrament of Confirmation you accept a mission from God? In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus tells His disciples to baptize all nations in the name of the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. Later on, the Holy Spirit descends upon the disciples at Pentecost and they receive the courage to take on the mission Jesus gave them earlier. Confirmation is your own personal Pentecost. The Holy Spirit descends upon you and you accept the same challenge given by Jesus to the disciples.
This year is going to be an amazing year! You will find all the details for Confirmation on this page.
Confirmation Prep Classes
Confirmation students need to attend Wednesday night classes all year and attend weekly Mass.
Confirmation classes will also continue into May to complete their preparation.
Regular Wednesday classes -
High School students will meet in the Holy Rosary gym.
Class will run from 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Students can be picked up at the Cathedral
September 22- Opening Mass & Parent Meeting @ Cathedral
September 29th- First regular class meeting
October 6, 13, 27
November 3, 10, 17
December 1, 15
January 5, 12, 19, 26
February 2, 9,16
March 9, 16, 23, 30
April 6, 27
May 11 & 18 Confirmation Students Only Meet in Social Hall
October 20, November 24, December 8 (Holy Day of Obligation), December 22 & 29, February 23, March 3 ( Ash Wednesday), April 13 (Holy Week), 20
When choosing a sponsor Confirmation students should consider the following:
The primary responsibility of the sponsor is to provide the candidate prayerful support and guidance in his or her Christian walk and to “take care that the confirmed person behaves as a true witness of Christ and faithfully fulfills the obligations inherent in this sacrament” (canon 892).
Lead and guide the candidate to a personal relationship with the Lord and to a deeper familiarity “with the Holy Spirit—his actions, his gifts, and his biddings—in order to be more capable of assuming the apostolic responsibilities of Christian life” (CCC 1309).
Some of the responsibilities of a sponsor to the confirmed after confirmation
- Maintain regular contact with the confirmed by phone, email. Also, sending a card on the anniversary of his/her confirmation.
Pray regularly for the confirmed and when possible, pray with him/her.
Help the confirmed to learn how to experience a deeper prayer life (e.g., eucharistic adoration).
Encourage participation in the life of the Church, especially through his/her parish.
Continue ongoing catechesis (e.g., sharing good books) and be available for questions.
Help the confirmed to understand how to bear witness to Christ in the world and to fulfill his/her baptismal promises faithfully through the Holy Spirit.
As a sponsor your responsibility to your candidate is most important after Confirmation
As the candidates mature and age it is your responsibility to help them continue to make decisions that true and good and pleasing to God
If they stray be there to help bring them back to the love of God
Assure them of His everlasting love and forgiveness if they do sin, no matter what it is.
a. Diocese of Duluth Confirmation retreat: March 18 – 20, 2022 (https://www.dioceseduluth.org/Confir)
b. Please note – if the diocesan weekend retreat is cancelled due to COVID, we will host a retreat during that same weekend at the parish.