(Note: This page is for information on Confirmation Preparation for teens during high school.  If you have graduated from 12th grade or are an adult looking for information about Confirmation Preparation that is done through our R.C.I.A Program.  Please go to our R.C.I.A. page.)


2024 Confirmation Program Registration

Invitations to eligible teens and their parents will be sent out in mid-January 2024.  Teens - if you received an Invitation please complete the 2 steps below by January 31, 2024 to properly register for the Confirmation Immediate Preparation Class.

1.  Download, fill out, and return these 8 items by email to mjames@nativitycatholic.org by January 31, 2024:

2.  Choose an available Final Interview time from the chart below and email mjames@nativitycatholic.org with your selected timeslot and phone number.


2024 Final Interview Timeslots

Email mjames@nativitycatholic.org with your requested timeslot and phone number. 

  March 26
March 27
March 28
3pm     A. Glover
4pm S. Rooney   N. Pataluch
5pm     n/a
6pm D. Smith   n/a


  April 2
April 3
April 4
April 5
4pm     G. Glover  
5pm   N. Pataluch    
6pm   M. Marino n/a  


  April 16
April 17
April 18
April 19
2pm   R. Jacobsen n/a  
3pm     n/a  
4pm       C. Fairbanks

R. Gough

R. Jacobsen    


2024 Confirmation Immediate Preparation Class Dates

1.  February 4, 2024 - Confirmation Immediate Preparation Class #1 - 3:30-4:30pm

2.  February 25, 2024 - Confirmation Immediate Preparation Class #2 - 3:30-4:30pm

3.  March 3, 2024 - Confirmation Immediate Preparation Class #3 - 3:30-4:30pm - (My Personal Creed Due)

4.  March 10, 2024 - Confirmation Immediate Prepation Class #4 - 3:30-4:30pm - (Confirmation Readiness Questionnaire Due)

5.  March 17, 2024 - Confirmation Immediate Preparation Class #5 - 3:30-4:30pm - (Confirmation Name Essay Due)

6.  March 24, 2024 - Confirmation Immediate Preparation Class #6 - 3:30-4:30pm

7.  Confirmation Retreat Date - (March 23) from 10:30am-7pm on church grounds.

8.  Final Interviews - March 26 - April 19 - by appointment (see schedule above)

9.  Confirmation Mass - Sunday April 28 at 12:30pm with Bishop Pulido (Candidates and Sponsors should arrive at 11:30am for a Rehearsal)


Confirmation Policy

Confirmation Preparation is one of the 4 parts of the overall High School Youth Ministry Program.  Starting in August 2023 there is a significant change to the interpretation of our Confirmation Policy, instituted by the Diocese.  From now on, all teens, whether they attend a public or Catholic high school, must attend 2 years worth of our Youth Ministry Sunday Topic Nights in order to be eligible for the Confirmation Immediate Preparation program that starts every February.

Confirmation Policy


2023-2024 Registration

Confirmation is part of our overall Youth Ministry program.  Registration Forms for our Youth Ministry Program were sent to all families in August 2023.


Confirmation Eligibility

In order to be eligible to enter the Nativity Confirmation Immediate Preparation Program a teen has to meet the following 3 requirements from the Nativity Confirmation Policy by mid-January of their sophomore, junior, or senior year.  Once eligible, the Confirmation Immediate Preparation Program and Retreat provide an opportunity for the teen to meet the remaining Confirmation requirements.

  1.  Baptism
  2.  Minimum age 15 + a high school sophomore, junior or senior
  3.  Mimimum of Two Years of Prior Catechesis / Religious Instruction at the High School level at Church of the Nativity Youth Ministry Sunday Topic Nights
    • If a teen has attended another parish's program for 1 year and transfers to Church of the Nativity we can give them 1 year of credit towards the Two Years of Prior Catechesis Requirement if they provide a letter from their previous parish's program director and Pastor.


Confirmation Philosophy

Confirmation is only 1 part of our overall Youth Ministry Program at Church of the Nativity.  Confirmed teens are expected to continue their participation in our Youth Ministry Program after Confirmation to continue their Catholic education.


2024 Confirmation Retreat

Our Confirmation Retreat will be on Saturday March 23 from 10:30am to 7pm on the church grounds. If a teen can't make our retreat date for the entire duration they should call other local parishes immediately to check availability to join them.  A Confirmation Retreat is required in order to be Confirmed.  Teens should bring a sack lunch, jacket, Confirmation Binder, and a pen to the retreat.


2024 Confirmation Mass Date

The 2024 Confirmation Mass date has been set by the Diocese for Sunday April 28, 2024 at 12:30pm with Bishop Pulido.  Candidates and their Sponsors should arrive at 11:30am for a rehearsal.  The Confirmation Mass will go until about 1:45pm and then we will have a reception in the Commons afterwards until about 2:30pm.


For more information on Confirmation contact Mike James, Director of Catechetical Ministry, at mjames@nativitycatholic.org