Diocesan-Wide Confirmation Liturgies

Bishop Ricken Adult Confirmation

Photo: The Compass

Bishop David Ricken confirmed 30 adults on October 4, 2015, at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral Parish, Green Bay

Bishop Ricken celebrates Diocesan-wide Confirmation liturgies at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Green Bay, every spring and fall. These liturgies are for any candidate unable to participate in their parish's Confirmation liturgy or for those who have been part of the Adult Confirmation Program through the Diocese and are prepared for the sacrament. Each liturgy is limited to approximately 60 confirmands (candidates).

Upcoming Celebrations

Fall 2017: October 8, 2017, 1:00 p.m. ST. MATTHEW CHURCH (NOTE: This celebration will at St. Matthew Church because of Cathedral renovations.)

Fall Registration (due September 22, Noon)

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Spring 2018: May 19 & 20, 2018 (Registration Begins January 2018)

Reminders for Diocesan Confirmations

  • Registration Required: Registrations must be received by the established deadlines and accepted by the Office of Divine Worship for a candidate to participate in the Confirmation liturgy
  • Arrival: Candidates and their sponsors need to check-in at least 45 minutes in advance for a brief rehearsal.
  • Seating: Candidates are seated with their sponsor directly behind them. Name tags are given to the Confirmation candidates upon arrival.
  • Guests: Each candidate can bring guests. However, there will be no reserved seating for these guests. Please advise your candidates and sponsors to dress appropriately for the occasion.
  • Priest Concelebrants: Priests are invited to concelebrate; please indicate concelebrants on the Information Form for Confirmation Candidates or contact the Office of Divine Worship. (Please bring an alb for concelebration.)


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