Confirmation 2025

9th graders or teens who will complete a 2nd year of catechetical formation during the 2024-2025 school year, should register for Confirmation by September 16, 2024.

Candidate/Parent Meeting

Sunday, August 18, 3:30-4:45 pm
Ministry Hall


All candidates and at least one parent need to attend this meeting as important information will be provided. There will not be an alternate meeting to attend.

Confirmation Parent/Candidate Meeting

At least one parent should attend with the Candidate. Thank you!

"*" indicates required fields

Candidate Name*
Parent Name*

Program Details
  • Attend 7 Sunday lessons
  • Attend one overnight retreat through Saint Jude
  • Participate in a service opportunity through Saint Jude during the formation year
  • Choose a Confirmation Saint
  • Choose a Confirmation Sponsor

Sundays 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm in Ministry Hall

Lesson One: September 29Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit
Lesson Two: October 20The Mass and the Sacraments
Lesson Three: November 10  History of the Catholic Church and Scripture 
Lesson Four: December 8Saints, Sponsors, and Service
Lesson Five: February 23Prayer and Spirituality
Lesson Six: March 23Catholic Morality
Lesson Seven: April 27Evangelization and the Gift
Retreat Information

Hidden Lake Retreat Center*
830 Hidden Lake Rd, Dahlonega, GA 30533
November 2-3, 2024
10:00 Saturday – 12:00 pm Sunday

Hidden Lake Retreat Center*
830 Hidden Lake Rd, Dahlonega, GA 30533
January 25-26, 2025
10:00 Saturday – 12:00 pm Sunday

*Parents are responsible for transportation to and from retreat. Contact information of registered candidates will be provided for families to organize carpools. Families are invited to attend Sunday Mass with their candidate at 10:30 am.

Date choice and registration for retreat must be completed by the September 27th.

All Confirmation candidates, regardless of school affiliation, will attend a Saint Jude the Apostle one-night retreat. We fully support and encourage participation at a school sponsored spiritual retreat, but this does not replace attending a Saint Jude retreat. As you are preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation, the retreat experience is designed to focus on the sacrament and to build our filial parish community at your spiritual home of Saint Jude the Apostle.

There is a limit of 45 candidates on each retreat. If you fail to register for one of the retreats, or your preference is unavailable, you will need to register and attend a non-parish Life Teen Confirmation two-night retreat at the end of February 2025 (date TBD).

Service Opportunities

Candidates are asked to give service to our parish during the formation year. Here are some examples

  • Life Teen sponsored service projects
  • Altar Server Guild
  • Saint Jude Music Ministry
  • Teen leader with EDGE
  • Teen PSR catechist
  • Teen VBS volunteer (early June)
  • Rise Against Hunger (late January)
  • Mustard Seed Mission Trip (mid summer)
Choose a Confirmation Saint

Names of saints are chosen to serve as patrons and models for those being confirmed. Please see these Guidelines for Choosing a Saint Name
Biggest and Best List of Confirmation Saints (for Guys and Girls)

Choose a Confirmation Sponsor

The role of the sponsor is to provide the candidate prayerful support and guidance in his or her Christian walk and, with the celebrant who confirms, to represent the Church in receiving the person into the communion of the Church. See our Sponsor Guidelines.

Confirmation Forms

Coming soon!