Easter Confirmations

Bishop Fitzpatrick signs a prayer book for a confirmand from St. Mark's.


Every year during the Great Fifty Days of Easter, the diocese celebrates baptisms, confirmations, receptions, and renewals. Each year youth from St. Mark's, along with adult candidates, are renewed in the faith at these celebrations. Formation for these celebrations begins about eight months prior to the diocesan masses, with Lent, Holy Week, and Easter being the central events of the formation program. Generally we wait to have youth enter this process until their junior or senior year of high school, as they are more ready at this stage of life to honor the promises they shall make during confirmation.