Preparation for Confirmation should aim at leading the Christian toward a more intimate union with Christ and a more lively familiarity with the Holy Spirit – his actions, his gifts, and his biddings – in order to be more capable of assuming the apostolic responsibilities of Christian life. To this end catechesis for Confirmation should strive to awaken a sense of belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ, the universal Church as well as the parish community. The latter bears special responsibly for the preparation of Confirmands (CCC 1309).
To receive Confirmation one must be a state of grace. One should receive the sacrament of Penance in order to be cleansed for the gift of the Holy Spirit. More intense prayer should prepare one to receive the strength and graces of the Holy Spirit with docility and readiness to act (CCC 1310).
The first two documents below detail the dates for Adult Confirmations 2017and the Required Registration Form that is to be signed by the pastor, submitted by the Confirmand’s home parish, and received by the host parish at least 2 weeks prior to the Confirmation Liturgy. The second two documents are for parish personnel – who both prepare Confirmandi as well as welcome Confirmandi to the Adult Confirmation Mass.