Bishop Paprocki invites Catholics who are catechized but not confirmed (i.e., who have received catechetical formation and the sacraments of Penance and Holy Eucharist) to complete the Sacraments of Initiation by celebrating Confirmation at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Springfield on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (June 2, 2013) at 2p.
All confirmandi are asked to download, fill out, and mail the registration form to the Office for Catechesis by May 6, 2013. An original copy of the confirmand's baptismal certificate must accompany the registration form.
Catechesis for adult confirmandi is to be done at the local parish. Since most confirmandi will already practice the faith, little should be required in the way of preparation. The Office for Catechesis has prepared an optional 4-5 hour session that may be used one-on-one or in small groups. The session utilizes Together in the Spirit by Bishop Robert F. Morneau and Mike Grzeca and has been designed for flexibility. Feel free to adjust the schedule, sequence, or content of the session based on the number and needs of your confirmandi, or to use other resources in your parish.