“And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were. Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them. And they were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled ”-Acts 2:2-4

The Sacrament of Confirmation completes Baptism by increasing and deepening the Baptismal graces. Confirmation unites us more firmly to Christ, increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit within us, makes our bond with the Catholic Church more perfect, and gives us special strength to spread and defend the faith.

When do we celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Matthew?

Most parishes offer Confirmation to parishioners in their early teenage years. At Saint Matthew, we prepare students for two years, usually beginning in seventh grade, to receive Confirmation at the end of their eighth grade year. For more information please contact the St. Matthew School at (614) 471-4930, the St. Matthew Parish School of Religion at (614) 471-2067 or contact  Erin Upp at

If you are an adult and have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation, please call the Parish School of Religion at (614) 471-2067 or contact Jennifer Cabe.

Have you been asked to be a godparent or sponsor for someone in another parish? If you are a St. Matthew parishioner who needs to show verification of your membership to another parish, click here to download a form.

If you would like to find out details about Confirmations for this school year, please go to our Confirmation page.

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