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Adult Confirmation

August 4, 2006

Confirmation, Adult
Mission Statement
Holy Family Adult Confirmation Sacramental Preparation provides a lively and welcoming process for adults to complete the Sacraments of Initiation.

About Adult Confirmation

The Adult Confirmation process is a fun interactive opportunity for Catholics who have not had the opportunity to receive the sacrament of Confirmation to complete their full initiation into the Catholic Church.  This ten-week process emphasizes the basics of Catholic teaching respecting the adult audience’s many concerns, questions and responsibilities.  Some of the topics include the Trinity, sacraments, prayer, and morality. The last session is a retreat-like evening of prayer, reflecting on the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Sessions are weekly, in the evening, during the winter months. The Confirmation celebration takes place annually, during the Easter season, and is arranged in accordance with the Bishop’s calendar.

To express your interest in Adult Confirmation, please complete and submit the Adult Confirmation Interview Form.

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Requirements for Adult Confirmation Preparation

•    A Roman Catholic adult who has received first Eucharist.
•    A copy of Baptismal Certificate
•    One must select a sponsor to accompany them in the preparation process.

Adult Confirmation

Requirements for Sponsors
•    A sponsor must be a confirmed Catholic who lives their faith and is willing to accept the privilege of supporting their candidate during the Confirmation preparation and beyond.
•    A sponsor may not be the candidate’s parent or spouse.

Confirmation Sessions

Dawn Ponnet, Director of Faith Formation
(626) 403-6128



Generally we learn the date of Confirmation in late fall, then we assign actual dates to these sessions. We usuualy meet on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-9:00.  

Tentative Schedule and Topics:

Session 1: Introduction and God and the Trinity

Session 2:  Church

Session 3:  Baptism and Confirmation

Session 4:  Eucharist

 Session 5:  Sacraments of Healing

Session 6:  Morality

Session 7:  Sacraments of Vocation

Session 8:  Prayer

Session 9:  Discipleship

Session 10: Retreat on the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit






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