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Church Ministry Signup (Due by Sept. 7th)

We ask our Confirmation candidates to commit to serving in a ministry here at St. James. It gives you an opportunity to experience your faith in a new way. Please…


…and give your 3 preferences as to which ministry you would like to serve this year. We will put you in contact with the coordinator of that ministry and you will be responsible for carrying out that commitment of serving throughout the year. There are varying level of commitments, so please do not sign up for a ministry hoping you will be able to participate. Our parish is counting on you to follow through on these commitments.

Candidates are asked to complete two different types of service during the year…

  1. Church Ministry — you should complete a minimum of 10 hours of individual service to the church – see form at the top of the page for details and signup
  2. Service with your Sponsor — this can be service to the church or to your community – see sponsor form above for details – we will provide some ideas & opportunities for this service throughout the year

Confirmation Name (Due by November 15th)

Each candidate for Confirmation is asked to select a Saint (or blessed) by which to be confirmed. This Saint (or blessed) is the name you will be called on the day of Confirmation.


Confirmation Retreat Selection

There are two options for the Confirmation retreat. Candidates need to attend ONE of the retreats listed below:

Saturday, Feb 3rd – Sunday, Feb 4th

Saturday, Feb 24th – Sunday, Feb 25th

  • Retreats will be filled on a first, come, first serve basis to this preference survey, so please respond immediately and you will be notified as to which retreat you will attend.
  • The retreats are designed to build community for ALL who attend, so selecting the retreat that best fits your schedule still guarantees you a wonderful retreat experience.
  • The retreat link will not be sent out until December.

Sponsor Requirements, Selection & Contact Info Form (Due by Sept. 7th)

St. James Requirements of Your Sponsor (please let your sponsor know when you select them):

  1. Attend the Candidate/Sponsor Reflection Day on Oct. 15th at Good Shepherd Parish (9:30am-12pm)
  2. Complete ONE service activity and discussion with candidate (Candidate needs to complete Candidate/Sponsor Service Activity Reflection Form for this activity)
    1. This service with your sponsor can be service to the church or to your community
    2. We will provide some ideas & opportunities for different service opportunities throughout the year.
    3. This is due April 2oth
  3. Attend the rehearsal (May 2 @ 6:30pm) and Confirmation Mass (May 3 @ 7pm) at St. James
    1. Please fill in the form so we connect with your sponsor and keep them updated and in prayer about the process and events.


Liturgy is the source and summit of our faith as Catholics. It is a must that candidates attend and participate in Mass each week, not simply out of obligation, but as a way of deepening our relationship with God. 

Attendance Policy

YOU ARE MISSED when you do not attend, so please respect our catechists and the group by attending the sessions.

  1. Make up work is required after missing more than two sessions.  ** See make-up lessons at the bottom of the page.  
  2. On occasion, candidates may attend a Tuesday session in the same week they cannot attend Sunday and vice versa. Contact the CF office so we can alert the affected catechist.
  3. If attendance becomes an issue, candidates may be asked to postpone Confirmation to a time they can commit more to the process.

Confirmation Mass and Rehearsal

Rehearsal: May 2nd at 6:30pm at St. James

Mass: May 3rd at 7pm

  • Be sure to get these dates on you and your sponsor’s schedule.


For More Information…

  • Contact David Weber ( or 262.253.2915)
  • We will follow up with any more details or clarifications as needed.
Make-up Confirmation Sessions (if you have missed more than 2 sessions)