Confirmation is the final Sacrament of Christian Initiation that begins with Baptism and continues through participation in the Eucharist.  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 time-frame. The sessions are 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.  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:

  1. 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
  2. $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 3:30PM during the week.

Important Dates


Fall 2018 Semester
Deadline to Register: September 18, 2018

Sessions: 9/25 through 11/13
Tuesdays from 7pm-9pm. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory due to shortened timeline of preparation

Retreat Night and Practice with Sponsors: Tuesday, Novemer 13th from 6:30PM-9:30PM
Confirmation Mass: Sunday, November 18, 2018 at the 5:00PM liturgy

If you have any questions about Confirmation, please contact:

Fr. Emmanuel Taylor, O.P.
(520) 327-4665 x 104

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