Youth Confirmation Information


Youth Confirmation Information

High School students who are 16 years of age by their Junior year of high school and who have completed the formation and service requirements in 9th and 10th grade, can enter into immediate preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation.  Classes begin in late Fall and Confirmation is celebrated during the early Fall of the following year.   Sponsors must be 16 years of age and a Confirmed, practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church. Classes are held once a month.  Students are asked to complete 30 hours of service by the time of Confirmation, and can begin these hours their freshman year of high school.  Questions? Please contact Karin Felske, kfelske@stmattoc.org.

  •  9th and 10th grade students will meet with their catechist in the classroom for attendance at 9:45am, and sit together in the main church for 10am Mass (families are welcome to sit together).  Class will follow, from 11:00am until 12:00pm.
  • Click here for a 2023-24 class schedule.

Jump to:  9th and 10th grade Information or Middle School Information

Important Dates to Remember:

  • Saturday, April 20th, 2024: Retreat at St. Mary by the Lake, in Racine, with SPIRITUS Ministries. Click here for a permission form.
  • Saturday, September 28th, 2024: Confirmation rehearsal in the main church at St. Matthew, 10:00am, with sponsor.
  • Sunday September 29th, 2024:  Confirmation with Bishop Jeffrey Haines. 2:00pm in the main church at St. Matthew.  Please arrive no later than 1:30pm with your sponsor.

Forms and Sign Ups

  • Confirmation Data Sheet : helps us with keeping records and sending records of Confirmation to parishes of baptism. (please have your student bring this with them to the first class, or email to Mary Gross, formation-secretary@stmattoc.org.)
  • Sponsor Guidelines: to help the candidates choose a sponsor
  • Bishop Questionnaire:  Email this to Karin by Sunday May 5th.


Current Service Opportunities 

    • Service Hours Form 
    • Bingo at Elizabeth Residence, Oak Creek: Normally the 2nd Thursday of each month, unless otherwise noted.
    • Sandwich Sunday, 2nd Sunday of each month, 9:00am in the school kitchen:
      • April 14th
      • May 12th* Meets in art room across from Cafeteria
      • June 9th
    • Choir member or cantor: sing at special events throughout the year.  Contact Chris O’Loughlin, coloughlin@stmattoc.org.