Dress Code for the Rite of Recognition and Confirmation
For Candidates and Sponsors
The goal is to have the candidates and their sponsors look reverent for this very special sacrament.
Their clothing should reflect their reverence for God and for the Church.
Gentlemen, you should wear:
Dress pants with a belt
Dress shoes with socks
Dress shirt with collar, shirt tucked in
Tie (suggested, but optional)
Jacket (suggested, but optional)
NO SNEAKERS, TENNIS SHOES OR SANDALS
NO SAGGING PANTS
Ladies, you should wear:
Skirt and blouse/sweater or,
Nice dress slacks
With dress shoes
All to be worn with appropriate undergarments (slip, etc.)
Skirts and dresses must be to your knee or longer—no short skirts
Tops/Dresses must have sleeves – nothing strapless or with spaghetti straps
If you have a sleeveless dress or blouse, you must wear a sweater over it.
NO SNEAKERS OR FLIP-FLOPS
NO OVERLY TIGHT CLOTHING
NO PLUNGING NECKLINES
NO BARE BACKS
NO BARE MIDRIFFS
If in doubt, don’t wear it.