Confirmation is a sacrament of Christian initiation that "confirms" our baptism, and fills us with the Holy Spirit. Through this sacrament, we are given gifts and grace to more perfectly live as Christ's disciples in the world.

The Parish Confirmation Program at St. Susanna is held on Sunday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm in the Main Church Space. Please contact Shayne Reno ( for more details regarding registration and preparation.

Confirmation Names

In order to manifest the close relationship of Confirmation to Baptism, the candidates, according to the longstanding custom of the Church, may retain their baptismal name. However, a special name may be chosen if desired, in which case it should be that of a recognized saint of the Church, or a name not offensive to Christianity.

The following are helpful websites for reading on saints in consideration for choosing a Confirmation name:

Choosing a Sponsor

  • Can be a Godparent or another positive faith-filled Catholic role model in your life (Parents cannot be Sponsors)
  • Must be sufficiently mature in their faith commitment and at least 16 years old
  • A sponsor must have the intention of performing their role:to assume an ongoing spiritual relationship with the candidate and to help strengthen their relationship with Christ and the Catholic Church.
  • They will need to complete an affidavit to affirm their eligibility to serve as a representative of the Church community. It needs to be signed and sealed by their home parish and returned to the St. Susanna Parish Office, Attn: Shayne Reno.

Confirmation Program Schedule 2024-2025

Fall 2024

  • August 25th: Confirmation Parent Meetings @ 10:45am AND 7:00pm (St. Susanna Room)
  • August 28th: Confirmation Parent Meeting  @ 6:30pm (St. Susanna Room)
  • September 22nd: Session #1 @ 6:30pm-7:45pm  (Meyer Center)
  • October 13th: Session #2 @ 6:30pm-7:45pm (Meyer Center)
  • November 10th: Session #3 @ 6:30pm-7:45pm (Meyer Center)
  • December 8th: Session #4 @ 6:30pm-7:45pm (Meyer Center)
  • December 19th: Make-up Session @ 6:30pm-7:35pm (Meyer Center)

Winter 2025

  • January 12th: Session #5 @ 6:30pm-7:45pm (Meyer Center)
  • February 9th: Make-up Session @ 10:45am-11:45am (Meyer Center)
  • February 22nd: Confirmation Retreat @ 9:00am-1:00pm (Meyer Center)
  • March 4th: Make-up Session @ 6:30pm-7:45pm (Meyer Center)
  • March 9th: Session #6 @ 6:30pm-7:45pm (Meyer Center)
  • March 11th: Rehearsal for Mass #1 @ 6:30pm  (Church)
  • March 16th: Confirmation Mass #1 @ 6:30pm (Church)
  • March 18th: Rehearsal for Mass #2 @ 6:30pm (Church)
  • March 23rd: Confirmation Mass #2 @ 6:30pm (Church)