Sacrament of Confirmation Preparation 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:

Contact Timo Zepeda 210-410-7647 Christian Initiation Coordinator [email protected] and review next steps below.

Next Steps:

  • If not already done, submit an “Adult Confirmation Interest form” below

  • Consider selection of Confirmation Sponsor (info below)

General Information

 

Session Start Date End Date Location Time
Spring (EN) 7 Jan 24

7 April 24

Parish Hall - Bauman Room 2:30 -4:30 pm
Fall (EN) 25 Aug 24 24 Nov 24 Parish Hall - Bauman Room 2:30 -4:30 pm

The role of a sponsor is to assist the baptized to lead a Christian life and faithfully fulfill the obligations connected to it.  They should be designated by the one to be confirmed, by the parents (as applicable), or in their absence, by the pastor. The requirements regarding sponsors for Confirmation are the same as for godparents in Baptism.

  • A sponsor must be a confirmed and practicing Catholic at least sixteen years of age

  • Not bound by any canonical penalty

  • Not be the parent or stepparent of the one being confirmed

  • “It is desirable that the godparent at Baptism also be the sponsor at

    Confirmation...” to express more clearly the relationship between Baptism and Confirmation; and to make the duty and function of the sponsor more effective. Ideally, the sponsor should be available and involved with the candidate in a significant way to be able to offer an authentic example of lived Christian faith.

  • It is generally not advisable for a fiancé, boyfriend, or girlfriend, to serve as a sponsor since these could be temporary relationships.

  • So long as they meet all requirements, a spouse may serve as a sponsor.

Certificate to serve as a Sponsor Form

  1. The use of a saint’s name for the rite of Confirmation is optional. If appropriate, the confirmandi may use their baptismal name. They should understand that a saint’s name is chosen for the saint to be a model and intercessor. 

Reference: SACRAMENTAL GUIDELINES FOR CONFIRMATION – SUMMER 2022 – PAGE 8

Session 1: What do you Seek?
Doctrine: Desire for God - Faith/Response to God 
Session 2: How does God reveal himself?
Doctrine: Divine Revelation - Sacred Scripture & Tradition
Session 3: Why a God?
Doctrine: Existince of God & The Trinity
Session 4: How do we speak with God?
Doctrine: Introduction to Prayer
Session 5: What is our Story and how do we fit?
Doctrine: Creation, The Fall and Salvation History
Session 6: Who is Jesus?
Doctrine: The Incarnation and Life of Christ
Session 7: What do we Believe? Why a Church
Doctrine: The Creed and The Church
Session 8: Encounters with Christ Pt 1
Doctrine: The Sacraments of Initiation
Session 9: Encounters with Christ Pt 2
Doctrine: The Sacraments of Service & Healing
Session 10: How do we Worship?
Doctrine: The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass & Church Tour
Session 11: How to follow Christ?
Doctrine: Dignity of the Human Person - Christian Morality
Session 12: Retreat
Session 13: Called & Sent
Doctrine: Call to vocation, ministry and Eucharistic life - Live a life of servce & involvement your parish

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Confirmation Class Schedule

Adult Confirmation (EN)

Winter
March 10, 2024 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Adult Confirmation (EN)

Winter
March 24, 2024 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Adult Confirmation (EN)

Winter
April 7, 2024 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Adult Confirmation Interest

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