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.


Spring 2019 Adult Confirmation Classes:

Holy Family Parish Center (east of Church)

Saturdays; 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

February 16, 23, March 2, 16, 23, April 6, 2019**


Bishop Connolly High School (Main Entrance)

 Tuesdays; 6:30-8 p.m.

 February 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 2019**



Corpus Christi Parish Center  (Canceled)

 Sundays 1:30-4:30 p.m.

 March 3, 17, 24, 31, 2019**


**All Sessions will conclude with a retreat day on Saturday, April 27, 2019.

The “Maturing in Faith” retreat required for all candidates will be held at location to be announced, from 9 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Class Schedule

Spring Conferral:

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 7 p.m . at St. Mary Cathedral, Fall River, MA

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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