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Adult Confirmation

Archdiocesan Adult Confirmation Program

The Archdiocesan Adult Confirmation Program is designed for practicing adult (18+) Catholics seeking the sacrament of Confirmation, who have been baptized, have received their first Holy Communion, and have been educated in the Catholic faith through Catholic Schools or Catholic religious education programs.
 
The Archdiocesan Adult Confirmation Program presents an overview of the essentials of the Catholic Faith, focusing on immediate catechesis for the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation. 

This is a program of adult faith formation that combines presentations, group discussion, reflection, and prayer. The sessions will cover Sacred Scripture and Tradition, the Creed, prayer and spirituality, the Church, Catholic social teaching and meaning of the sacrament of Confirmation.

This Program is not for adults who are unbaptized, or baptized but uncatechized (not practicing Catholics), who would benefit from participation in their parish’s RCIA process. Your pastor’s permission is required to participate in this program.

For an outline of the adult confirmation program sessionsclick here.

Requirements for the Adult Confirmation Program

The following documents must be sent by email or mail after completion of the online registration form:

  • Pastor’s permission letter
  • Copy of Baptismal Certificate
  • Copy of First Communion Certificate
  • If married, copy of Catholic Marriage Certificate
  • Registration Fee of $100 per person ($160 per engaged / married couple)

Send documents to Liliana Cruz at RCIA@archny.org or Office of Adult Faith Formation, 1011 First Avenue, 13th Floor, New York, NY 10022.

Programs and Registration
Fall 2022

Registration Deadline is the first day of class

STATEN ISLAND
Holy Rosary Church | 80 Jerome Ave.
Mondays | 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Eight sessions: Apr. 3, 17, 24 | May 1, 8, 15, 22 | June 5
Confirmation Mass: Monday, June 12 | 7:00 p.m.
Holy Rosary Church

MANHATTAN
New York Catholic Center | 1011 First Ave.
Wednesdays | 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Eight sessions: Apr. 12, 19, 26 | May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Confirmation Mass: Wednesday, June 7 | 7:00 p.m.
St. Frances Cabrini Shrine Chapel

BRONX
Catholic Kolping Society Center | 2916 Grand Concourse
Wednesdays | 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Eight sessions: Apr. 12, 19, 26 | May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Confirmation Mass: Wednesday, June 7 | 7:00 p.m.
St. Frances Cabrini Shrine Chapel (Manhattan)

OSSINING (Westchester County)
Mariandale Retreat Center | 299 N. Highland Ave.
Wednesdays | 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Eight sessions: Apr. 12, 19, 26 | May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Confirmation Mass: Wednesday, June 7 | 7:00 p.m.
St. Frances Cabrini Shrine Chapel (Manhattan)

PEEKSKILL ( Westchester County) (Spanish)
Assumption Parish Center | 131 Union Avenue
Tuesdays | 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Eight sessions: October 4, 11,18, 25 |November 8, 15, 22 | December 4
Confirmation Mass: Friday, December 9 , 2022
St. Joachim- St. John Evangelist (Beacon)

BEACON (Dutchess County)
St. Lawrence Retreat Center | 180 Sargent Ave.
Tuesdays | 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Eight sessions: Apr. 4, 18, 25 | May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Confirmation Mass: Wednesday, June 7 | 7:00 p.m.
St. Frances Cabrini Shrine Chapel (Manhattan)

Contact Us

New York Catholic Center,

Office of Adult Faith Formation

1011 First Avenue – 13th Floor

New York, NY 10022

RCIA@archny.org

Mr. Oscar Cruz

Director of the Catechumenate (RCIA)

646-794-2851

 

Ms. Liliana Cruz

Administrative Assistant to the Director of the Catechumenate (RCIA)

646-794-2574

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