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Center for Catholic Education and Formation
Saint Thomas Seminary

New England Catholic Biblical School

Diaconate Candidacy

Adult Confirmation

Remember, then, that you received a spiritual seal: the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of knowledge and reverence, the spirit of holy fear. 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: 

 If you are planning to offer Adult Confirmation sacramental preparation:

  • We ask that you keep our office informed regarding your Adult Confirmation Preparation offerings, as we get a large number of inquiries and would like to direct those inquirers to their [nearest] parish. If your parish is offering Adult Confirmation Preparations, please email us.  For a list of parishes offering Confirmation classes, click here
  • We will be coordinating the Adult Confirmation ceremonies in the fall and in the spring, but preparation for the sacrament takes place only in the context of the parish. 

Spring 2023 Ceremony Information

The next Adult Confirmation Ceremony will be on May 9, 2023 at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph, Hartford. The ceremony will begin at 7:00 p.m., however, those being confirmed, as well as their sponsors, should arrive no later than 6:15 p.m. for a brief rehearsal.

Forms for Adult Confirmation

  • Registration Form: This year we have gone digital! The Center for Catholic Education and Formation is changing the registration form to a digital format, you can use this form to collect the needed information from your candidates.
  • Please note the following before registering your candidate: 
    • Please collect all paperwork before starting the registration process. You will be asked to upload the following documents: 
      • Baptism Certificate
      • First Communion Certificate 
      • Sponsor form (to be found below) 
    • When you have all the information, please click here to register your parish.
    • Other information you will need to send the Center for Catholic Education and Formation: 
      • Will your pastor be attending with your group? 
      • Would your deacon like to attend? 
      • Do you have any volunteers who would like to altar serve or lector?
  • Frequently Asked Questions (see section below)
  • Archdiocese of Hartford Sponsor Certificate:

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to download a printable version of the FAQs. 

For more information contact: 

Kelly Henderschedt
Archdiocesan Director of Faith Formation