Confirmation is the Sacramental Completion of the process of Christian Initiation that begins with Baptism and continues through participation in the Eucharist. There are many people who make it to the University never having completed their Christian Initiation. The Newman Community provides many opportunities for those who wish to complete their Christian Initiation to do so. If you are a university or college student who needs to complete Confirmation preparation and receive the Sacrament, we invite you to take a look at the Newman Center Confirmation Preparation Process.

EIGHT Weeks of Preparation

The Bishop of Tucson has given the Newman Center permission to prepare college-age students for the Sacrament of Confirmation in a concentrated course. The course is completed in just 8 weeks (attending class once each week and completing assignments outside of class). Because it is a short amount of time, we must assess a student’s motivation to complete Christian Initiation and insist that every student be present for every class during the eight week period.


To sign up for the Confirmation class, download the following form. The completed form may be submitted either directly to the front desk at the Newman Center or by emailing the application to

Confirmation Application

Confirmation Requirements

The deadline for submitting applications each semester is one week prior to the first class meeting. Applicants must complete an interview with Sr. Elizabeth AND submit a copy of one’s Baptismal and First Communion certificates in order to be accepted into the class.

The fee for the program is $30 payable by the first class meeting. 

Spring 2015 Confirmation Information

The spring program will meet on Monday evenings, beginning February 9, 2015 through April 13, 2015. (We will not meet on March 16 or April 6 due to Spring break and Easter Monday.) The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated on Sunday, April 19 at the 5:00 pm parish Liturgy.

If you have any questions about Confirmation, please contact:
Sr. Elizabeth O’Donnell
(520)327-4665, extension 104

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