The Sacrament of Confirmation is a Sacrament of Initiation, by which Confirmandi “are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit.”  (CCC 1285)

At the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, Confirmation preparation occurs in 8th grade and the Sacrament is conferred at the end of the year.  

Confirmation classes prepare students for Confirmation and inspiring them to live a life of disciple.

Confirmation classes take place monthly on Thursdays.

  • October 5, 2023
  • November 2, 2023
  • December 7, 2023
  • January 11, 2024
  • February 15, 2024
  • March 14, 2024
  • May 2, 2024

All classes are held in the Youth Room from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

The Confirmation retreat will be the weekend of April 20-21, 2024 at the Bethany Center, 18150 Bethany Center Dr, Lutz, FL. Confirmation is June 1, 2024.

For more information, please contact Robbie Shafer at the Cathedral Office at 727-347-9702 or