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Confirmation: Adults

“Those who have been baptized continue on the path of Christian Initiation through the Sacrament of Confirmation, by which they receive the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, whom the Lord sent upon the Apostles at Pentecost. By this gift of the Holy Spirit the faithful are more fully conformed to Christ and are strengthened with the power to bear witness to Christ for the building up of his Body in faith and charity” (Order of Confirmation, nos. 1-2).

If you are a baptized Catholic adult, have received First Communion, but have not yet received the Sacrament of Confirmation, the Church welcomes you to take part in this grace-filled Sacrament. Individuals who desire to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation should contact their local parish.

(For 8th or 9th graders who are receiving Confirmation at the usual age for the Diocese of Arlington, please see our “Confirmation: Parishes” page or contact your local parish.)

Resources for Pastors and Parish Staffs

Each year at the conclusion of the Season of Easter, the Bishop of Arlington celebrates Confirmation for adults who have not yet received the Sacrament. Updates, including locations and times, are published annually before Lent.

CONFIRMATION OF ADULTS 2019

  • Sunday, June 9, 2019 (Pentecost) - 2:30pm - Cathedral of Saint Thomas More
  • Candidate Form - Please return this form to the Office of Divine Worship by Friday, May 10, 2019