Roles, Responsibilities, Expectations – A Relational Model

Parents, faith formation staff, catechists, sponsors, service project supervisors, peer ministers and the faith community partner with candidates throughout the year as we provide opportunities and resources for preparing for the sacrament of Confirmation:

  • weekly formal faith formation sessions – large and small group discussion

  • worship – Regularly attend Mass (5:15pm Saturdays; 9am, 11am, 5pm on Sundays)

  • service projects - individual, small and large group

  • sponsor – 1:1 connection with practicing Catholic mentor

  • youth ministry events

  • community building – large group activities

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Important Docs:

Confirmation Handbook
Candidate Sponsor Reflection
Candidate Sponsor Reflection (Two) + Service Review
Confirmation Final Details (Rite of Sending & Confirmation)

Important Dates:

Feb 6: Feed My Starving Children (Offsite)
Eagan Location – 6:00-7:30 pm
990 Lone Oak Road, Suite 136
Eagan, MN 55121
*meet at location

 Feb 13: Compass Night! DIFFERENT TIME: 7:45 – 9:00 pm
This is our second night where our Confirmation class will combine with our high school program, Compass. Our hope is for them to experience what church after Confirmation can look like at St. Pat’s, as well as integrate them into our high school program.

 March 30 – 31: Mandatory Confirmation Retreat
A retreat experience is a requirement for Confirmation deemed by the Archdiocese. If you cannot attend this retreat, you will need to attend another retreat with a different parish or through NET ministries. More information and registration coming soon!

 April 17: Confirmation Interviews
More information to come.

 May 5: Sending Rite - 9:00 am Mass at St. Patrick’s
Sponsor should come if possible. (If your sponsor is unable to attend a parent can stand in their place.)

1:30 pm at The Basilica
*more details to come.

Questions? Please contact Jaclyn.

Sacrament of Confirmation Preparation Goals

A process that forms Catholic Christians who know, love and live the faith that...

  • emphasizes growth and belonging, and developing a relationship with Christ;

  • allows opportunities to discern, reflect, pray, question and learn about our faith, based from the four pillars of Catholic faith from the Catechism (Creed, Prayer, Moral Life & Sacraments);

  • understands the Mass and how to become more actively engaged;

  • uses the gift of free will to personally choose whether to receive the sacrament;

  • provides relational experiences as one phase of the gradual and lifelong process of conversion and spiritual growth.