Confirmation is the final Sacrament of Christian Initiation that connects you to Jesus Christ. This began with Baptism and continues through participation in the Eucharist.

The Newman Community provides many opportunities to develop this Christian connection for confirmation. If you are a university or college student who needs to complete Confirmation preparation and receive the Sacrament, we invite you to join the Newman Center Confirmation Preparation Process.

Short Semester 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 time-frame. The sessions are completed in less than a semester. 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.  High School Seniors who are registered members of the Newman Center are also given consideration to participate.

Application & Eligibility

To sign up for our Confirmation class, please fill out the Confirmation Application and email it to: with “Confirmation Inquiry” in the subject line.

Prior to the start of classes you will also need to submit the following:

  • Certificates of Baptism and First Communion. These are required for admission into the class. Your parents may have a copy or you will need to obtain a copy from the Church where you were baptized/received First Communion.  You can fax copies to the Newman Center (520-327-3963) or scan and email them to
  • $30 Program Fee to cover the cost of materials. You can pay by cash, check or debit/credit card at the Newman Center Front Desk after any of the weekend Masses or between 9AM and 4:00PM during the week.

Important Dates When You Must be Present

Fall 2019 Semester

Deadline to Register: September 23, 2019

Sessions: 9/24 through 11/12

Tuesdays from 7:30pm-9pm. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory due to shortened timeline of preparation

Retreat with Sponsors: Saturday, November 16th from 12PM to 4PM

Confirmation Mass Rehearsal: Sunday, November 24, 2019 at the 3:45 PM

Confirmation Mass: Sunday, November 24th 2019 at the 5:00PM Mass

If you have any questions about Confirmation, please contact:

Irene Sotelo or

Fr. Emmanuel Taylor, OP

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