In the Sacrament of Confirmation, the gifts we received in Baptism are brought to their fullness, binding us closer to God and to God's Church.


For more information, submit an inquiry to Nicole Ducharme, Coordinator of Youth MInistry,


Adults who have been baptized, received Eucharist and are actively practicing their faith are invited to complete their initiation. All adults who participate must have graduated from high school.
The process begins with an interview to determine readiness to prepare.  Part of that discernment is to determine your foundational understanding of the Church and Church teaching, as well as your spiritual life and practice.  Together, we decide what foundational understanding you may need. 
Immediate sacramental preparation includes a day time retreat, six sessions, and a service experience.  For more information, submit an inquiry to Katie Kozak, Coordinator for Adult Programs-

Confirmation Requisites

Foundational Catechesis

The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston requires that all candidates for the sacrament of Confirmation have some level of foundational catechesis prior to preparing for the sacrament.This foundation is based on the age and capacity of the candidate. Coordinators will work with you to determine that foundation.

A sponsor for Confirmation must be an actively practicing Catholic adult who has received all the Sacraments of Initiation. If a candidate does not have a sponsor, there are Sts. Simon and Jude parishioners who are honored to companion candidates. This can be arranged at the time of the interview. Sponsors are asked to attend all sessions if possible.  
Baptismal Record
Please send in verification of your sacrament of Baptism by completing the Baptismal Authentication Form. If you were not baptized at SSJ, we will need a copy of your baptismal certificate with the form.