Sacrament of Confirmation

Confirmation for the youth at St. Gertrude’s takes place in the 8th grade. Formation for the sacrament consists of two essential components: catechetical instruction/formation and spiritual formation. Catechetical instruction takes place via the classroom experience. For students enrolled in St. Gertrude School, this formation takes place within their 8th grade religion class. For students enrolled in our Jr. High Evangelization/Catechesis program, this formation takes place once per week (Sunday mornings or Tuesday afternoons).

The Ignite Retreat program exists to supplement the classroom experience by inviting the teens into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through a dynamic retreat experience throughout the year. Ignite is also the primary way by which we bring Confirmation sponsors into the formation process.

If you have questions, contact Bryan Wells, Director of Jr. High Evangelization, at 513.561.5954 or by email at

If you are a High School student seeking Confirmation, please contact Megan Dickert, Director of High School Evangelization, at 513-561-5954 or email at