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.
Nine 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 9 weeks (attending class once each week and completing some 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 Confirmation, download the following form and submit it to the Newman Center front desk:
The deadline for applications is January 28, 2013. Applicants must also be interviewed by Sr. Elizabeth in order to be accepted into the class. Classes begin Monday, February 4, 2013, and the Confirmation Mass will be on Sunday, April 14 at the 5 PM Mass.
2013-2014 Confirmation Information
The fall program will meet on Tuesday evenings for eight weeks beginning on September 24, 2013. Confirmation will take place on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at the 5:00 pm mass.
The spring program will meet on Monday Evenings, beginning February 3, 2014. The spring 2014 Confirmation Mass has yet to be scheduled.
If you have any questions about Confirmation, please contact:
Sr. Elizabeth O’Donnell
(520)327-4665, extension 104