Adult Confirmation

The Sacrament of Confirmation is one of the three Sacraments of Initiation, the other two being Baptism and Eucharist. It is a special moment in a person’s life when the Grace given at Baptism is sealed and perfected by the Holy Spirit who strengthens them as disciples of Christ. Adult Confirmation refers to Roman Catholics who have been baptized, have received their First Communion, and are seeking to celebrate their Confirmation at an age later than the usual age for Confirmation.

Who belongs to this program?

  • They are baptized and have received First Communion.
  • They are active and participating members of their parishes and highly motivated to celebrate the sacraments.
  • Un-catechized adult Catholics are those who have been baptized Catholic but have not received their First Communion or do not regularly attend Mass. They should participate in the parish OCIA program.
  • An individual validly baptized in another Christian denomination is not a candidate for Adult Confirmation. This individual is a candidate for Reception into full communion within the Catholic Church and celebrates this with a profession of faith, Confirmation, and First Eucharist, presided over by the pastor all at the same liturgical celebration (see Rites of Christian Initiation of Adults, National Statutes on the Catechumenate, #35).

Requirements for Registration

  1. Initial interview to determine the appropriate formation is needed
  2. Copy of Baptismal Certificate with notations (other sacraments received)
  3. Completed Registration Form

Schedule of Classes

Formation and Catechesis are offered for six or more sessions depending on the readiness of the individual. Sessions are being held as an adult cohort on Tuesdays from 6:15-7:15pm:

  • September 26
  • October 17 and 24
  • November 14 and 21
  • December 5

Other Information

Candidates for Confirmation will choose a sponsor. If the sponsor is from another parish, documentation from the sponsor’s parish is required ascertaining his/her status as a registered practicing Catholic. A session for sponsors explaining their role as a Christian mentor and guide will be required.

Schedule for the Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation (upon the request of the Parish to the Diocese).

All candidates shall choose a Saint name.