Confirmation for 10th Graders 2019-2020

(10th Grade in Fall 2019)

What is the purpose of Confirmation requirements?

The purpose of Confirmation requirements is to help your teen understand this very special sacrament and to draw your teen deeper into a relationship with the Lord throughout the Confirmation process. However, we don’t want to add stress to your life!  If your teen has a repeating Sunday afternoon commitment or another problem with the Confirmation requirements, please email Caitlin so that we can determine the right path for your teen.

Parents To-Dos:

1.  Fill out Registration Form ONLINE
Fee: $115, includes Confirmation Day Retreat
 Registration and Payment deadline is August 26, 2019.*
*AFTER August 26th, the candidate will not be able to participate in Confirmation in 2019 and will need to wait to be confirmed the following year.

2. If you are not a registered parishioner at Saint Jude, please request a letter from your Pastor that acknowledges your student can be confirmed at Saint Jude the Apostle instead of your own parish. This letter is due to Saint Jude by August 26, 2019.

3. Review the Important Dates sheet.

4. Request Sacramental Records if not baptized at Saint Jude, see Sacramental Records for details, due by October 1, 2019

5. Attend ONE Parent Orientation Meeting:
    Dates: Thursday, Sept 12 OR Tuesday, Sept 17
    Time: 7:00-8:15 PM
    Location: Life Teen Room

6. Register for ONE of the Confirmation Saturday Retreats – February 8th OR February 15th, 2020

7. Review Forms and Documentation for Confirmation sheet

Candidate To-Dos:

1.  Attend the required number of Life Teen Nights/Events: Non-Catholic School students attend at least 20; Catholic School students attend at least 10.

2. Choose a Sponsor, see Sponsor Guidelines, and turn in Sponsor Form  by October 1st, 2019.

3. Choose a Confirmation Saint Name Guidelines and complete a Confirmation Saint Name Form by November 1st, 2019.

5. Attend Candidate and Sponsor Workshop: Saturday, November 16th, 2019 from 9:30 AM- 1:00 PM

6. Complete Service Requirements and turn in Service-Project-and-Reflection-2019 by February 1st, 2020.

7. Attend Mandatory Confirmation Sessions on Sundays: January 12th, January 26th, and February 2nd. All Sessions will take place from 3:15- 4:45 PM, see Important Dates for locations.

7. Attend our required ONE of the Saturday Confirmation Retreat: February 8th OR February 15th, 2020. There will be a max capacity for dates and is first come, first serve. Registration for retreats will open in July 2019.

8. Attend Confirmation Rehearsal: TBD

9. Get Confirmed at Confirmation Mass: TBD


For all Important Dates for Confirmation 2019-2020: CLICK HERE