The St. Regis Confirmation and Pre-Confirmation program is designed to prepare children in 7th grade or older for the Sacrament of Confirmation. We envision it as an opportunity to invite the youth of our parish to participate in a well-rounded, mature, committed Catholic life. The program includes several classes, reguired service hours, a retreat, and close cooperation with a sponsor.

Registrations for the 2023-24 school year have already begun. Please pick up a registration form (in English or Spanish) from the kiosk in the entryway. Students in 7th grade, as well as students in 8th-10th grade who have not received first communion, start with Pre-Confirmation classes.  Students who are in 8th grade or older who have already done 1st communion will prepare for Confirmation. All classes meet on Wednesdays from 6 pm - 7:30 pm. The 2023-4 classes will start on Wednesday, Sept. 13th. There will be a mandatory meeting for parents during the first day of classes. 

Please go ahead and mark your calendars: Bishop Johnston will be confirming the 2023-24 class here at St. Regis on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2024.


Please contact Luke Donahue at for more information.




Role of the Godparent/Sponsor


It is expected that each confirmand have one sponsor. Sponsors should exhibit the following qualities:

Sufficient maturity to fulfill their function (at least 16 years of age)

Practicing Catholic in good standing with the Catholic Church

If married, must be married in the Church. If single, may not be cohabiting.

Having received Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist

Freedom from any impediment of law to their fulfilling the office of sponsor

May not be the natural or adoptive parent of the confirmand (Cf. Canon 893).



Confirmation Names

We encourage candidates to choose a Saint (or "Blessed") to take as a patron for confirmation. The student will research and write a short essay about the Saint, and (s)he is encouraged to grow in relationship with that Saint through prayer. The Saint should be someone whom the candidate respects and with whom (s)he has a special relationship. Candidates will sometimes choose Saints because of a shared culture or interest. We require students to research more than one Saint, so that they can be sure they are making their choice with due diligence.

2022-23 Confirmation Class

Confirmation 2023

Congratulations to our 36 candidates who were confirmed September 6, 2023 by Bishop James Johnston here at St. Regis! Next year's confirmation date is Wednesday, September 18.