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Center for Catholic Education and Formation
Saint Thomas Seminary

Adult Confirmation

Keep safe what you received. God the Father sealed you, Christ the Lord strengthened you and sent the Spirit into your hearts as the pledge of what is to come.

– Saint Ambrose

For Parishes: 

In order to direct inquiries for Adult Confirmation correctly, we ask that you inform our office of your class offerings. We will post these offerings on our Looking for a Sacrament: Adult Confirmation Page of our website. Please email us to update your parish offerings as soon as possible. The Center for Catholic Education & Formation will coordinate two (2) ceremonies a year, in the fall and spring, however preparation for the sacrament will only take place in the context of the parish. 

Adult Confirmation - Fall 2024 

Ceremony Information

The next Adult Confirmation Ceremony will be announced soon and be held at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph, Hartford. 

Registration - Due October 16, 2024

Leaders, as adults are joining your program, use this Data Collection Form to collect the required information and documents needed to register a candidate. Early collection of this information will give you the time necessary to resolve any impediments (with both Baptism and Marriages) and ensures that registration is not delayed due to incomplete paperwork.

All registrations require pastor approval. If you are registering more than one candidate, you may use this form, OR send us the signed Data Collection Form with the pastor's signature, once your digital registration is complete.

You will need the following to register a candidate: 
  • Please collect all paperwork before starting the registration process. When entering candidate's information, it is helpful to have the Data Collection Sheet ready to facilitate the online registration process.
    • You will be asked to enter your Candidate's name as they would like it to appear on their Confirmation certificate. 
  • You will be asked to upload the following documents: 
    • Baptism Certificate
    • First Communion Certificate 
    • Any marriage convalidations/paperwork
    • Signed Archdiocese of Hartford Sponsor Certificate:
    • Pastor approval signature

Other information you will be asked during the registration process:  

  • Will your pastor be attending with your group? 
  • Would your deacon like to serve? 
  • Do you have any volunteers who would like to altar serve or lector?

Register a Candidate

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to download a printable version of the FAQs. 

For more information contact: 

Valerie St. Jean
Coordinator of Adult & Family Life Ministries