Adult Confirmation

Adult Confirmation Classes & Celebration

Adult Catholics (ages 18 and older) who have been baptized, received First Eucharist, and are practicing their faith but have not celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation are invited to participate in a diocesan preparation program.

Interested adults must inform the pastor or a member of the parish staff in their home parish that they wish to prepare for the sacrament. They will then be advised of the process for this preparation and what is required of them as a Confirmation candidate. 

The preparation program in the Diocese of Fall River involves six class sessions and a retreat day. Please see below for class schedules.

Our Diocesan Adult Confirmation conferrals take place twice a year- once in the Fall and once during the Easter season.  

Interested in signing up for Fall 2018 classes? Find more information below or 

contact Deacon Bruce Bonneau at 508-678-2828 or with any questions.


Fall 2018 Adult Confirmation Classes:

September 19, 26, October 3, 9*, 17 & 24, 2018: Wednesdays (except for one Tuesday - Oct. 9th) from 7-9 p.m. at Bishop Stang High School, Dartmouth, MA

September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2018: Saturdays from 10-12 p.m. at Holy Cross Parish Center, Easton, MA

Printable Fall 2018 Schedule

Adult Confirmation Retreat: 

Saturday, November 3, 2018 at

Our Lady of Fatima Parish Hall

New Bedford, MA 

Printable Flyer & Registration Form

Fall Conferral:

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 7 p.m . at St. Mary Cathedral, Fall River, MA

Spring 2019 Adult Confirmation Classes:

March 2, 16, 23, 30, April 7, & 13, 2019: Saturdays from 10-12 p.m.  Location to be announced.

March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, & 9, 2019: Tuesdays from 7 -9 p.m.  Location to be announced.

Spring Conferral:

Date to be announced.

For those who have already received the sacrament of Confirmation at the Cathedral of St. Mary in Fall River, MA you must contact the Cathedral in order to obtain a record of receiving the Sacrament.  The contact phone number is: 508-673-2833. 

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