Adult Confirmation

Remember, then, that you received a spiritual seal: the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of knowledge and reverence, the spirit of holy fear. Keep safe what you received. God the Father sealed you, Christ the Lord strengthened you and sent the Spirit into your hearts as the pledge of what is to come.
– Saint Ambrose

An Important Request for All Parishes! 

Please help the OEEC assess the status of sacramental preparation for adults in the Archdiocese. All parishes are asked to complete this brief survey (only one person per parish need do so) in order for us to update our history of Adult Confirmation in the Archdiocese and better prepare to welcome adults to the Sacrament of Confirmation this pastoral year. Any questions, or need help completing the survey? Email Nicole.Perone@AOHCT.org.
 

Notice from the Archbishop Regarding Adult Initiation

The Archbishop has issued several directives regarding Christian initiation of adults. It is imperative that anyone responsible for RCIA/Adult Confirmation review this most recent guidance, available at this link.  

Additionally, OEEC has issued a guidance document for matters of faith formation in these times. If you are responsible for Adult Confirmation, we recommend reviewing this document. 

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Adult Confirmation - Fall 2020

For those parishes who are prepared to offer Adult Confirmation sacramental preparation:

  • We ask that you keep our office informed regarding your Adult Confirmation preparation offerings, as we get a large number of inquiries and would like to direct those inquirers to their [nearest] parish. Please complete the assessment above! 

For those adults looking to make the sacrament of Confirmation:

  • Please begin by reviewing this list of Frequently Asked Questions.
  • Please be in contact with your local parish. They are the first point of contact, and many are prepared to support you in this way.
  • The OEEC will be coordinating the Adult Confirmation ceremonies in the fall and in the spring, but preparation for the sacrament takes place only in the context of the parish. 
As parishes notify us of their ability to offer Adult Confirmation preparation, their information will be posted below: 

East Haven: Saint Pio of Pietrelcina

**In-person and virtual**
Dates: July 19 - November 20, 2020
Contact: Sally Mucka, Director of Adult Faith Formation
Phone: 203-415-2710
Email: saintpio.rcia@gmail.com

Hamden: Christ the Bread of Life **EN ESPANOL**

**In-person and virtual**
Dates: November 2, 2020 - January 12, 2021
Contact: Griselle Cirio, Sacramental Coordinator
Phone: 203-606-0568
Email: grisellem8@hotmail.com

Hartford: Maria Reina de la Paz **EN ESPANOL**

**In-person and virtual**
Dates: October 4, 2020 - April 20, 2021
Contact: Rosa Vazquez-Bilbraut, Director of Religious Education 
Phone: 860-944-7835
 

Hartford: Our Lady of Sorrows 

**In-person only**
Dates: September 2, 2020 - May 15, 2021
Contact: Sr. Maryann Cantlin, SSJ
Phone: 831-594-1667
Email: csjmaryann@gmail.com
 

North Haven: Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity

**In-person only**
Dates: October 5, 2020 - March 31, 2021
Contact: Lisa Bilodeau, RCIA team member
Phone: 203-234-9287
 

Woodbridge: Our Lady of the Assumption

**Virtual only** 
Dates: October 7 - November 11, 2020
Contact: Sr. Carolyn Severino, ASCJ, Director of Adult Faith Formation and Evangelization
Phone: 203-387-7119

Forms for Adult Confirmation

Archdiocese of Hartford Sponsor Certificate:

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Adult Confirmation Virtual Training for Parish Ministers 

If you were unable to attend our training on September 1, please click here to access the recording. Feel free to share this with pastors, deacons, faith formation catechists, etc. - anyone who would benefit! 

Below please find the materials which were made available: 

If you would like to discuss what was presented further, or schedule a deeper consultation, please email Nicole.Perone@aohct.org. 

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All questions, comments, or concerns should be directed to:

Nicole M. Perone
Archdiocesan Director of Adult Faith Formation
860.242.5573 x2677
Nicole.Perone@aohct.org

or

Ana María G. Hernández Alstrum, MRED
Archdiocesan Director of Hispanic Catechesis
(860) 242 5573 x2672

Ana.Maria.Alstrum@aohct.org