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

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. 

Adult Confirmation

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: 

Avon: Saint Ann

** Virtual**
Dates: Begins February 18, 2021
Contact: Ann DiStefano
Phone: 860-673-9858, x228
Click here to download a flyer with more information. 


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

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

Forms for Adult Confirmation

Archdiocese of Hartford Sponsor Certificate:


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: