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(217) 698-8500


1615 W. Washington St., Springfield, IL 62702

Office for Catechesis

Adult Confirmation

Holy_Spirit_as_Dove_detailBishop 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.

The Confirmation of catechized Catholics that was scheduled to be celebrated on Pentecost, May 31, 2020 has been postponed. Detailed about when this celebration will be rescheduled will be provided as soon as it is available.

The REGISTRATION FORM  along with an original baptismal certificate should be returned to the Office for Catechesis by [PENDING]. If you have any questions about the registration form, please contact Cynthia Gallo Callan, secretary, Office for Catechesis, at 217-698-8500, x137 or ccallan@dio.org.

After registering, confirmation emails will be sent.  Further information will be sent to confirmand, sponsor and pastor in early May.

Formation for Adult Confirmation   

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.

Parishes might also consider using the small group outline and resources contained in "Sacraments and Social Mission: Living the Gospel, Being Disciples" for a short study session on the sacrament.

*While this form can be completed by hand, you have the option of completing it on your computer and then printing. When completing a pdf form, please save the form to your computer, complete and save again before attaching to an email.  Thank you.