“Confirmation perfects Baptismal grace; it is the sacrament which gives the Holy Spirit in order to root us more deeply in the divine filiation, incorporate us more firmly into Christ, strengthen our bond with the Church, associate us more closely with her mission, and help us bear witness to the Christian faith in words accompanied by deeds.”

(1316, Catechism of the Catholic Church, Second Edition)




Key Dates

November 25 5:30 pm Cathedral Confirmations St. Mary's Cathedral
       St. Mary's Cathedral
Saturday TBD   Cathedral Confirmations 
Saturday May 19 5:30 pm Cathedral Adult Confirmations St. Mary's Cathedral

School-Age Confirmation

Most parishes and schools within the Archdiocese have a process for preparing young adults for the Sacrament of Confirmation.  The Confirmation Mass takes place either in the parish church, or with other parishes throughout the Archdiocese at the Cathedral.

The Cathedral Confirmation is scheduled by the Office of Worship and the Office of the Archbishop for some time in the early Easter Season each year.  Registration takes place through the parishes.

Adult Confirmation

Adults who did not receive the Sacrament of Confirmation but wish to be Confirmed in order to complete their Sacraments of Initiation may do so through two Confirmation Masses held at the Cathedral:

- On the Sunday of Pentecost at 11:00am (in May or June)

- On the Saturday Vigil for the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe (in late November)

If a person is fully prepared for the Sacrament according to their pastor, their parsh may register them directly with the Office of Worship through documents sent out approximately a month before the date of the Confirmation. 

The Office of Religious Education and Youth Ministry offers classes about six weeks before the date of the Confirmation for those adults who wish to be Confirmed but who need additional instruction beforehand.  Links to the OREYM website are below.

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