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 Spring 2017 classes? Find more information below or 

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


Congratulations to the newly confirmed members of the Diocese of Fall River!

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Spring 2017 Adult Confirmation Classes:

February 25 - April 8, 2017: Saturdays from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Classes will be held at Holy Family Parish, E. Taunton, MA

February 28 - April 4, 2017: Tuesdays from 7:00-9:00 p.m. 

Classes will be held at St. Bernard Parish, Assonet, MA

Find more session information here and registration form here. 

Adult Confirmation Retreat:  

Saturday, April 22, 2017

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., at St. John Neumann, East Freetown, MA

Spring Conferral of the Sacrament of Confirmation:

Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Mary, Fall River, MA 

Rehearsal to be held May 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Mary, Fall River, MA for Confirmation candidates and their sponsors.

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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