The Sacrament of Confirmation in the Archdiocese of Omaha instills greater appreciation of sacramental life and fosters a sense of charity through an increased desire for a life in relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. This sacrament seals the gift of the Holy Spirit to the confirmed, binding that person to God and his Son, Jesus Christ, and strengthening Catholic faith.
Confirmation is bestowed on youths in the spring of 8th grade after instruction in 7th and 8th grades. High school students in need of Confirmation go through similar preparation and also receive the sacrament in the spring. For more information, contact the Family Formation Office at (402)289-4947.
Adults receive the Sacrament of Confirmation at the Easter Vigil liturgy after having gone through the RCIA process. For more information on RCIA, contact the Parish Office at (402)289-4289.
7th Grade Confirmation Preparation
Preparation for Confirmation begins in the 7th grade with active participation in the Family Faith Formation middle school small groups, the Home School Program, or enrollment in St. Patrick’s Catholic School. In addition, students will participate in a full day Identity in Christ Retreat. Retreats will be held offsite at Pro Sanctity Center (11002 N 204th Street, Elkhorn NE 68002). Only students will attend and lunch will be served. Please visit the sign-ups to select your preferred retreat date of choice, only one date is required.
Friday October 23rd 9-3pm Pro Sanctity *
Saturday October 24th 9-3pm Pro Sanctity
Saturday November 7th 9-3pm Pro Sanctity
*Weekday retreat for St. Patrick’s Catholic School students and teachers
8th Grade Confirmation Preparation
Preparation for Confirmation continues into the 8th grade year with participation in Family Faith Formation Middle school small groups, Home School or enrollment in St. Patrick’s Catholic School. Additional requirements for Confirmation include:
Saturday October 3rd 9-9pm Pro Sanctity
Monday October 5th 8-3pm Pro Sanctity*
*Weekday retreat for St. Patrick’s School students and teachers. School retreat is shorter as retreat components will be included as part of school religion classes the week prior to the retreat.
Due to social distancing requirements and Mass dispensation, the Confirmation Enrollment Masses will not be held but there will be a virtual presentation of the Confirmandi to the parish community with an invitation to pray for them. We will be asking for you to submit to our office a photo of your student to include as part of this presentation. The Archbishop’s availability for 2020-2021 confirmations has not yet been determined. Confirmation dates will be announced.
Further details on sacrament preparation will be forthcoming. Questions? Please contact the Family Faith Formation Office at
(402) 289-4947 or Chris Kerr email@example.com or Amanda Pfeifer at firstname.lastname@example.org.