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Adult Confirmation


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The Sacrament of Adult Confirmation




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

Parishes around the Archdiocese of San Antonio offer sacramental preparation for Confirmation throughout the year. Contact your neighborhood parish to ask if they offer this type of preparation or if they can refer you to a nearby parish that does. Click here to find a parish near you.

If additional assistance is needed in securing such preparation, please  contact your Parish Life Liaison or the Department for Pastoral Ministries by email or call 210-734-1952.


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 Liturgies and Trainings at least 3 weeks prior to the date of Confirmation.

downloadAdult Confirmation Registration Form


downloadForma de Inscripcion para Confirmacion de Adultos


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:

downloadAdult Confirmation Fact Sheet

If additional assistance is needed regarding the Sacrament of Confirmation for Adults, please  contact your Parish Life Liaison or the Department for Pastoral Ministries by email or call 210-734-1952.


2019 Adult Confirmation Mass Schedule


Date

Time

Parish

Registration Deadline

September 7, 2019

10:00 AM

St. Joan of Arc Parish
(Directions)

August 16, 2019

October 26, 2019

11:00 AM

St. Leonard Parish
(Directions)

October 4, 2019

December 14, 2019

11:00 AM

Our Lady of
Guadalupe Parish
(Directions)

November 20, 2019

download2019 Adult Confirmation Mass Schedule


Resources

downloadSuggested Curriculum for Adult Confirmation


downloadAdult Confirmation Registration Form


downloadForma de Inscripcion para Confirmacion de Adultos


download2019 Adult Confirmation Mass Schedule


downloadAdult Confirmation Fact Sheet (for parish personnel which prepare Adult Confirmandi as well as welcome Adult Confirmandi to the Adult Confirmation Liturgy)






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