Choosing a
Confirmation Saint

Below are answers to some commonly asked questions about choosing a Confirmation saint. If you have any more questions, please feel free to contact Lois Mersmann at

Confirmation candidates must decide on a saint by February 18, 2018. You can download this information, along with a form to fill out your choice of saint (and reason for choosing that saint) here:

Confirmation Saint Information Sheet

Why do we choose a saint to serve as our confirmation name?

When we are confirmed, we recognize and re-instate our belief that this life and this world is not the end and that our souls continue to live on after we die. We also acknowledge that the Body of Christ is made up of many, many believers in Heaven, believers who can be powerful intercessors for us still here on earth. We choose a saint that we can relate to and like so that we can ask for their intercession here on earth so that we can more easily get to heaven!

This saint also becomes our role model for our lives here on earth, helping us get to heaven through prayer, but also giving us a realistic road map of how to get there. By learning about their lives we can grow in our understanding of the Catholic faith and Jesus.

Do I have to choose a saint name?

You do not have to choose the name of a saint if you don’t want to; you can be confirmed under you baptismal name. If you choose to not have a saint, you need to reflect on the type of person you want to be, and the type of life you feel called to live.