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Diocesan-wide Confirmation Liturgies

   2020 Fall Confirmation Masses

    CANCELLED    October 18, 12:00 PM   l  4:00 PM 

2021 Spring Pentecost Confirmation Mass, May 23rd

After much prayer and consideration toward the safety of his flock, Bishop Ricken has decided to cancel all Fall Diocesan Confirmation liturgies. Please see the letter below from the Bishop.

Bishop Ricken's Letter Regarding Fall Confirmations

These liturgies are for any candidate unable to participate in their parish's Confirmation liturgy; those who have been prepared as adults through their parish process and are prepared for the sacrament or those that have received special permission from the Bishop to receive at an earlier age. Those individuals needing to receive Baptism, Holy Commuion and Confirmation or just Holy Communion and Confirmation should receive these sacraments at the parish's Easter Vigil celebration.

Each liturgy is limited to approximately 40 confirmands (candidates).

Registration is required. Please complete the online Registration Form (link below). If you are a candidate wanting to attend this liturgy, please contact your parish Confirmation or RCIA Leader to complete this registration. 

Registration is CLOSED at this time


St. Francis Xavier Cathedral
140 S Monroe Ave
Green Bay WI 54301
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Candidates and sponsors should be seated 60 minutes before Mass and are reminded to dress appropriately for the occasion. Please enter the Cathedral from the parking lot entrance rather than the Monroe St. entrance. Candidates should check-in at the welcome table inside the Cathedral entrance to receive their name tags. Sponsors will not need name tags. 

Safety Standards

In order to keep everyone safe, masks will be required unless you are physically unable to wear one. Candidates are to wear their masks throughout the celebration. 


Each candidate is invited to bring two guests, in addition to their sponsors. Other guests include the parish priests/pastoral leaders and Confirmation/RCIA leaders. The Mass will be livestreamed so we suggest additional family and friends watch the Mass from the comfort and safety of their homes. The link to the livestream will be available at wwwsfxcathedralgb.com. Scroll down to the red livestream icon to gain access. If a candidate, sponsor or other guest needs assistance entering the Cathedral, an elevator is located just inside the doors of the parking lot entrance for easy access. Ushers will be available for assistance.


There should be adequate free parking in the Cathedral parking lot along Walnut and Monroe Streets.


Candidates and sponsors will be socially distanced and seated side by side in the reserved seating area. Parishes will be seated together as much as we can accommodate. Ushers will be present to assist. 


 Fr. Mark Mleziva and Bishop will conduct a short rehearsal prior to Mass. Bishop will require Candidates to know the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit and will ask the group questions.


Mass is generally about 90 minutes long.


Bishop will be available for group photos by parish immediately following Mass. Groups will be called forward by parish to stand with Bishop on the santuary steps. In order to keep the main aisle of the Cathedral clear so all candidates have the opportunity to come forward, everyone is to REMAIN SEATED until allowed forward to take photos. You will be asked to return to your seat so the next group can come forward. Everyone will be given ample time to take photos.


Confirmation Certificates will be available for each Candidate after Mass.


Pastors are invited to concelebrate. (Please bring an alb for concelebration.)


Arvilla Rusnak
(920) 272-8341 | 1-877-500-3580, ext. 8341
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"Confirmation, like every Sacrament, is not the work of men but of God, who cares for our lives in such a manner as to mold us in the image of his Son, to make us capable of loving like him. He does it by infusing in us his Holy Spirit, whose action pervades the whole person and his entire life …"

 - Pope Francis -