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.

Fall 2014 Confirmation Information

The fall program will meet on Tuesday Evenings, beginning September 23, 2014 through November 18. The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at the 5:00 pm Eucharist.

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

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