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Adult Confirmation

Holy_Spirit_as_Dove_detailBishop Paprocki invites adult Catholics who are catechized but not confirmed (e.g., who have received catechetical formation and the sacraments of Baptism, 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 is currently scheduled to be celebrated on Pentecost, May 28, 2023.

A REGISTRATION FORM along with an original baptismal certificate should be returned to the Office for Catholic Education by May 8, 2023. If you have any questions please contact Kyle Holtgrave, Director for Catechesis in the Office for Catholic Education, at (217) 698-8500, ext. 154, or email . The registration form is a fillable PDF.

Further information will be sent to each Confirmandus/Confirmanda and pastor after the May 15 deadline.

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 Catholic Education 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.


Celebration of Confirmation in the Restored Order

For Information about the Celebration of Confirmation and First Holy Communion at the Cathedral for 3rd graders and other students who need the sacrament, go to

A comprehensive guide for preparing for these celebrations is available here:


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