Confirmation is one of the Seven Sacraments of the Catholic Church. Candidates must be first baptized before receiving the Confirmation. You can only receive the Sacrament of Confirmation once: this sacrament marks the seal of Holy Spirit in one’s soul. The matter of this sacrament is the Chrism Oil, consecrated on Holy Thursday by the bishop. Normally it’s the bishop who has the right to confirm his faithful. As the name suggests, this sacrament is meant to make you “firm” in your life as a Catholic.

Important! Confirmation Information 5th Grade through high school

Beginning this year, the Sacrament of Confirmation will be conferred on all those in grade 5th and older, who have registered and been prepared through Catholic school or through our parish religious education programs.

Please note the following guidelines for each circumstance:

  • 5th‐8th attending St Jude School: preparation and registration is done through the school office and within the religion classes.  No other action is needed. Please contact Jamie Goodhard or your child’s religion teacher if you have questions.
  • 5th‐8th public school or home school:  Confirmation prep will be offered for all students within the regular parish religious education (PRE)  program curriculum.   (There are not separate “Confirmation only” classes.) PRE classes meet on Wednesday evenings and registration is required. Orange forms are located in the church vestibule and due back to the parish office no later than the end of August.
  • Notre Dame High school Students: You must register by turning in the green Confirmation registration form found in the church vestibule to the St Jude Church office.  Preparation will take place within the Notre Dame curriculum and with supplemental classes taught by religion teacher Ms Katie Albright.  You will need to sign up for those classes by speaking directly to Ms Albright. (Notre Dame will also send out information)  If you do not attend prep classes with Ms Katie Albright through Notre Dame you will be required to participate in the program below on Sunday evenings.
  • Public High School students:  Confirmation Preparation takes place within the curriculum of the St Jude Parish Youth Ministry and High School Faith Formation program.  It meets on Sunday evenings. You must register in advance with the orange PRE form in the church vestibule. All other requirements and information will be given out during class time. Forms are due in to Youth Minister Irene Scoggins or the parish office by the end of August.