Confirmation

Confirmation is available to students after age 16, typically during 11th grade. Preparation is offered to TriParish families through the Family Life Religious Education program. Enrollment in this program or Catholic High School is expected during 9th and10th grade for proper preparation. Home-School preparation is available upon request.

Confirmation will be received during a 7pm mass on Thursday March 21st 2019 at St. Mary Parish (please arrive by 6:30pm).

Send your Sponsor’s name, mailing address, phone number and email address to  eschultz@mystcharles.org  by Sept. 30th (include your name)

On Line Registration link

A Confirmation Sponsor should be an adult who has faith that you admire and who is available to communicate with you throughout your journey. The Archdiocese of Milwaukee has a Sponsor description (below).

CONFIRMATION SPONSORS - Each candidate is to have a sponsor.

https://www.archmil.org/ArchMil/offices/Catechesis/Confirmation-Sponsors.pdf

  • To be admitted to the role of sponsor, a person must
  • be designated by the one to be confirmed
  • be at least 16 years old
  • be a Catholic who has been confirmed and who has already received the sacrament of the Eucharist lead a life in harmony with the faith and the role to be undertaken
  • not be bound by any canonical penalty legitimately imposed or declared  
  • not be the father or mother of the one to be confirmed (c. 874)


Sponsors should receive formation which highlights their role and responsibilities. They are encouraged to deepen their own faith, and to be models of discipleship. Parishes should offer opportunities for sponsors to have an active role in the preparation process, including opportunities for the candidate and sponsor to share their faith and to strengthen their relationship with one another.

  1. May a candidate have more than one sponsor? Yes. However, only one should be designated as the liturgical sponsor who will present the candidate for confirmation.
  2. May parents be sponsors? Parents may not act as sponsors (c. 874). While parents are not to serve as sponsors, their role in the faith development of their children is not to be underplayed or minimized.
  3. May someone who cannot be present be a sponsor and someone else fill in? Yes. However, it is recommended that someone nearby be chosen as the sponsor so that she or he can become more involved in the preparation.
  4. May a priest, deacon or professed religious be a sponsor? Priests, deacons, and men and women religious may be sponsors. Religious do so in accord with their own constitutions and usually only with permission from their superior.