Confirmation Myths and Truths

Confirmation is NOT:

  1. Graduation from Religious Education classes
  2. “Becoming an adult” in the church. It’s not the Catholic version of a bar/ bat mitzvah.
  3. ‘Choosing to be Catholic’
  4. ‘Jumping through hoops’

Confirmation IS:

  1. The beginning of the journey as fully initiated Catholics!
  2. Confirmation is about a sacrament, not about age or maturity.
  3. Confirmation is the completion of the sacrament of Baptism, which means you’ve always been Catholic – from the moment of your Baptism!
  4. Confirmation preparation offers various tools for your spiritual growth

Date of 2020 Confirmation:

TBD (Feb or March)

at Holy Family Parish


The Diocese of Sioux Falls confirms those in their sophomore year of high school.


The 2019-2020 Confirmation classes will take place on the following four Sundays from 7-8:30pm:

October 13, November 10, December 8, and January 12

You are expected to attend each of these classes. If for some reason you are unable to do so, or become sick, there will be one make-up opportunity that will be determined after the orignal class date has occured. If you are still unable to make this date, you will be expected to write a report on the topic that was discussed.


The Catholic Church takes seriously the area of formation and preparation for sacraments. You are encouraged to start your formation process the spring prior to Confirmation and over the summer months.

2019-2020 Sponsor Packet -- coming soon

For retreat options please see the Camps & Retreats page.