ADULT CONFIRMATION

If you offer Confirmation Preparation for Adults at your parish and are open to help prepare adults from other parishes, please submit your information and it will be displayed here on our website.

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THE RECEPTION OF THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION IS NECESSARY FOR THE COMPLETION OF BAPTISMAL GRACE … BY THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION [THE BAPTIZED] ARE MORE PERFECTLY BOUND TO THE CHURCH AND ARE ENRICHED WITH A SPECIAL STRENGTH OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. (U.S. CATHOLIC CATECHISM FOR ADULTS)


Are you an adult seeking to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation?

Congratulations! Through this Sacrament your life in the Spirit will be strengthen and enriched! The Archdiocese provides several opportunities per year for adult Catholics (18+) to receive the sacrament of Confirmation. Because this sacrament is so intimately united to the sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist, persons wishing to be confirmed must:

• Have been baptized
• Have already received their first Eucharist
• Have been through a process of preparation to receive the sacrament of Confirmation


What happens if the person has not been baptized or received first Eucharist?

If an adult has not yet been baptized or received first Eucharist and wants to be confirmed, they are invited to participate in a process called  RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults). Since these adults need more than one sacrament, they require more formation and preparation which is received through the RCIA process; thus, they cannot participate in the shorter preparation for Adult Confirmation that is described below. If you want to be confirmed and also need the Sacrament of Baptism or Eucharist, please contact your neighborhood parish to inquire about the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)Click here to find a parish near you.


Preparation for Adults Receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation

CONFIRMATION PREPARATION IN THE ARCHDIOCESE

If you offer Confirmation Preparation for Adults at your parish and are open to help prepare adults from other parishes,  please submit the preparation information to us using this form and it will be made available here on our website.

ParishClass DetailsContact
St. Matthew
(10703 Wurzbach Rd., San Antonio, TX 78230) –  Directions
Begins Mon., Sept. 12, 7:00 PM
Ends Mon., Nov. 28
Day Retreat: Sat., Nov. 12, 9:00 AM
Gail Dereszewski
Email
210-478-5004
St. Luke
(4603 Manitou Dr, San Antonio, TX 78228) –  Directions
Classes begin Tuesday evenings in mid-January 2023 with a 10-session preparation.
The Confirmandi join the High School Confirmandi for the sacrament.
Harriet Ballard
Email
210-433-2777
Sts. Peter & Paul-New Braunfels
(386 N Castell Ave., New Braunfels, TX 78130) –  Directions
Begins Thurs., Feb. 2, 2023 for 6 weeks from 6-7:30 PM.
Registration is required.  Please complete this form and send to Kimberly by email.
Kimberly McFadden
Email
830-625-4531

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PASTORS AND PARISH FORMATION LEADERS

Click here for important information for Pastors and Parish Formation Leaders on Adult Confirmation Preparation


Attention Parish Catechists/Coordinators/Directors of Religious Education!

THANK YOU FOR THE WORK YOU DO IN PREPARING ADULTS FOR THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION!

Your parish Confirmation team is responsible for completing the required Archdiocesan Adult Confirmation Registration Form for each Adult Confirmand. The form must be:

• Filled out completely and truthfully
• Signed by the pastor, and
•  Emailed to the Office for Events & Liturgies at least 3 weeks prior to the date of Confirmation.


For more detailed information on how the parish team can prepare adults for Confirmation and information to parishes hosting a Confirmation liturgy, see fact sheet below:

If additional assistance is needed regarding the Sacrament of Confirmation for Adults, please contact your neighborhood parish by using our interactive map or contact the Department for Pastoral Ministries at 210-734-1952 or by email.


2022-2023 Adult Confirmation Mass Schedule

DateTimeParishRegistration Deadline
Dec. 3, 202210 AMSt. Rose of Lima
(Directions)
Nov. 14, 2022
Jan. 28, 202310 AMSt. Jerome
(Directions)
Jan. 9, 2023

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Questions or Comments?

The local parish is responsible for providing or locating appropriate Confirmation preparation for each Confirmand. If assistance is needed to secure confirmation preparation, please contact your neighborhood parish by using our interactive map or contact the Department for Pastoral Ministries at 210-734-1952 or by email.