Adult Confirmation

Registration for Summer 2024 is open

If you’re an adult baptized Catholic but missed receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation as a teenager, then the Adult Confirmation process is for you!

In the Sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized person is sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit and is strengthened for service to the Body of Christ. Confirmation deepens our baptismal life that calls us to be missionary witnesses of Jesus Christ in our families, neighborhoods, society, and the world.

The Archdiocese of Galveston/Houston celebrates the Mass of the Rite of Confirmation usually twice a year: Around the Baptism of the Lord (3rd Sunday after Christmas) or Pentecost Sunday (7th Sunday after Easter). Weekly formation classes will help you prepare for receiving this sacrament. Consistent attendance is required.

There will be an opportunity this Summer 2024 for a compressed formation program with classes occurring on Saturday mornings from 8:30am to noon. Attendance at all classes is required. Note that if you’re also in need of preparing for First Holy Communion, you can also attend these formation classes.

Summer classes are on Saturday mornings as follows:

  • June 1, 2024, 8:30am – 12pm: Session 1
  • June 15, 2024, 8:30am – 12pm: Session 2
  • June 29, 2024, 8:30am – 12pm: Session 3
  • July 13, 2024, 8:30am – 12pm: Session 4
  • July 27, 2024, 8:30am – 12pm: Session 5

A more detailed calendar can be found here.

Registration fee is $40.

Below are the requirements for Adult Confirmation candidates:

  • is at least 18 years old and no longer in high school.
  • is validly baptized and able to renew baptismal promises. A copy of the baptismal certificate, less than six months old, is required from the parish you were baptized.
  • if married, is in a valid marriage witnessed by a priest or deacon and two other witnesses.
  • is not cohabitating outside of marriage.
  • is not living in a way contrary to the moral teachings of the Church.
  • has received Holy Eucharist (Communion) and attends Mass on Sundays and holy days of obligation.
  • exhibits an active faith life in prayer and loving others.
  • is willing to commit to participating in prayer, study, and acts of service to prepare for the sacrament.
  • has a sponsor who will mentor them and be an example of faith and prayer.
    • Sponsors must be fully initiated members of the Catholic Church (baptized, confirmed, and received first communion)
    • Sponsors must be at least 18 years old
    • Sponsors should not be spouse or significant other
    • Sponsors may optionally attend classes with their confirmation candidate
    • Sponsors must be able to participate in the Rite of Confirmation Mass

For more information, please contact Paul Ambro at