Confirmation Preparation

If you were baptized in a Catholic Church but have not been confirmed, you can do so here at UP!

Confirmation stirs up and strengthens the gifts Christians received in Baptism. We invite all baptized Catholics to receive the special gift that is Confirmation.

Newly confirmed students with Bishop Sample

The Confirmation program at UP is designed to help students understand what Confirmation is and to empower each one to live her or his life as a disciple of Jesus emboldened by the power of the Holy Spirit. It is emphatically not a program of hoops that candidates must jump through in order to be confirmed, nor is it a review of the entire Catechism of the Catholic Church. Our hope is that each Candidate for Confirmation will be excited, engaged, and ready to live out Christ’s commandment to love.

Candidates can expect to

  • Attend about four sessions throughout the school year
  • Participate in a weekend retreat in the spring
  • Invite a sponsor or a companion to be a part of their Confirmation, including the retreat

During Easter Season, the local Archbishop comes to celebrate Confirmation in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher.

If you are a current student and would like to receive Confirmation, please get in touch with Anthony Paz at paz@up.edu or 503.743.7863.

Contact

University of Portland
5000 N. Willamette Blvd.,
Portland, Oregon 97203-5798

503.943.8000

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