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Diocesan-wide Confirmation Liturgies

 2023 Pentecost Confirmation Masses, May 28th

12:00pm  l  4:00pm 

2023 Fall Confirmation Liturgy, October 29th

These liturgies are for any candidate unable to participate in their parish's Confirmation liturgy; those who have been prepared as adults through their parish process and are prepared for the sacrament or those that have received special permission from the Bishop to receive at an earlier age. Those individuals needing to receive Baptism, Holy Communion and Confirmation or just Holy Communion and Confirmation should receive these sacraments at the parish's Easter Vigil celebration.

Each liturgy is limited to approximately 60 confirmands (candidates).

Registration is required. If you are a candidate wanting to attend this liturgy, please contact your parish Confirmation or RCIA Leader to complete this registration. 

Registration will open April 3rd


St. Francis Xavier Cathedral
140 S Monroe Ave
Green Bay WI 54301
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Letters to Bishop

Each Candidate is required to prepare a letter to Bishop Ricken requesting to receive the sacrament of Confirmation and explaining why they would like to receive. These letters should be sent by the Confirmation Leader to the Office of Divine Worship at PO Box 23825, Green Bay, WI 54305-3825 at least two weeks prior to the Mass. If a letter has already been sent directly to Bishop Ricken, just let the worship office know by emailing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The letter does not have to be sent again to the worship office.


Candidates must be accompanied by their sponsors. Everyone should prepare to be seated 60 minutes before Mass and are reminded to dress appropriately for the occasion. Please enter the Cathedral from the parking lot entrance rather than the Monroe St. entrance. Candidates should check-in at the welcome table inside the Cathedral entrance to receive their name tags. Sponsors will not need name tags.


Candidates are invited to bring family and friends to participate in this joyous celebration.  Seating for guests (other than sponsors) will not be reserved but is available on a first-come, first served basis. 


Free parking is available in the Cathedral parking lot along Walnut and Monroe Streets.


Candidates and Sponsors will be seated together bt parish. Candidates will be in one row with their sponsor seated in the row directly behind them.  Please look for your parish signs on the pews. Ushers will be present to assist. 


 Fr. Mark Mleziva and Bishop will conduct a short rehearsal prior to Mass. Bishop will require Candidates to know the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit and will ask the group questions.


Mass is generally about 1 1/2 to 2 hours long.


Bishop will be available for a single group photo immediately following Mass. All confirmands will be called forward to stand with Bishop on the santuary steps.  After the shot is set, those wishing to take photos will form two lines down the main aisle. Two people will come forward to take their pictures and then exit so the next in line can move forward. Everyone will be given ample time to take photos.


Confirmation Certificates will be provided by the Office of Divine Worship and will be available for each Candidate after Mass.


Pastors are invited to concelebrate. (Please bring an alb for concelebration.)

Recording the Confirmation Sacrament


Arvilla Rusnak
(920) 272-8310 | 1-877-500-3580, ext. 8310
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"Confirmation, like every Sacrament, is not the work of men but of God, who cares for our lives in such a manner as to mold us in the image of his Son, to make us capable of loving like him. He does it by infusing in us his Holy Spirit, whose action pervades the whole person and his entire life …"

 - Pope Francis -